It's very useful especially for me as I prepare Raees for solid food. I know it's best to wait til Raees is 6 months before introducing solids. However, I also know that it's considered OK to introduce it slightly earlier.
You see, I've started going out on assignments for Majalah 3.
At the moment I concentrate on Klang Valley assignments. Like it or not, eventually I have to go outstation and leave Raees behind :( Being an exclusively-breastfed baby and very particular about the freshness of his milk, it's almost impossible to leave Raees for even one night.
Sooo..I checked with Raees' pead and got the green light to introduce solid food at 5 months, 1 week young - that's just a few days before my trip.
What trip you say?
Well to start things off, I planned for a 2 day 1 night outstation assignment this week. It's so that I can SLOWLY get use to the idea of being away from Raees, my mom and Mer can get use to the idea of taking care of Raees in my absence and Raees getting used to the idea of me not being around for a while.
Now, MY MOM is particular about buying bottled baby food. So home made food it was for my little boy. I read and I read...
What to give, when and how much...everything was described clearly in my little guide book.
Thank God the expressed breastmilk stock is still full in the freezer.
Equipped with guidelines from the Health Ministry and new feeding set...
...here's Raees having his first ever solid food - blended porridge with chicken and tomato.
Mind the shaky visual. A first time mom feeding her baby for the first time while holding a camera on the other hand :D