I used to have quite a large stash of frozen milk, but we seem to have eaten into it until there’s just one more left. Remy doesn’t feed longer or more frequently than before, but I think he’s getting more efficient at the whole thing. Unless I’m making less milk, which I highly doubt for reasons I don’t deem necessary to go into here.
I suppose that as Remy grows in size, he would need more calories. Perhaps we should make a more concerted effort with the addition of solid foods, instead of a tiny bit here and there. I gave him a bit of banana smooshed up with some water to make it more liquidy (which he finds more palatable than thick foods). At the risk of being gross, his errrr elimination schedule was off the following day, so I hesitate to do banana again right now. It wasn’t the volume of food, because I’ve read the guidelines are no more than a couple tablespoons worth, and it was nowhere near that much. Maybe the banana wasn’t quite ripe enough. The skin was yellow but not spotted yet.
He does like squash. Rather, he likes the squash soup that Gary makes, but it’s got broth and seasonings in it, so hardly the simple foods we should be starting him with. No negative reactions to the soup though. Just with the banana.
He loves that little green baby spoon we bought him. He’ll open up his mouth when I put whatever food item we’re doing that night on the spoon, but insists of taking control ASAP. Don’t you even think you can get that spoon back out of his tight-fisted baby grasp without a distractionary technique of some kind either. He does a fairly good job of getting the business end of the spoon into his mouth, although his angle of attack is highly variable. On a related note, he hasn’t quite figured out the connection between sticking things in all the way to the back of his throat and the gag reflex. I’m all “Remy don’t put…. <baby gagging noise>..yeah…THAT.” Someday he’ll figure it out. I probably shouldn’t laugh when he does that.
Back to the milk, though. I’ve also noticed that he’s been spitting up a lot less lately. I don’t know that my diet has changed really, so it seems that his digestive system has improved. Which is further evidence that it’s time to get more serious about supplementing his breast feeding diet with other healthy, filling stuff. We’ll get right on that.