Thursday, June 9, 2011

Feeding 10-Month-Olds

Sometimes feeding twins does feel like this.

Here's what it looks like to feed our 10-month-olds (though they are almost 11 months old now).  They wake up around 7:30 and I breastfeed them immediately.  After about 20 minutes, I put them in their high chairs for their solid food breakfast.  I usually make oatmeal (regular oatmeal, not baby oatmeal) and add in some natural apple sauce, full fat yogurt and a dash of cinnamon (sometimes also some wheat germ and/or baby probiotic).

The babies take their morning nap, and around 11 or noon I feed them their lunch.  This varies considerably depending on whether we're at home or out with friends.  Today, I fed them a frozen piece of bagel (good for teething), prunes cut into quarters, a mixture of sweet potato and lentil purees and a little baby arrowroot cookie. 

For dinner, we usually mix up chicken, sweet potatoes, kale/spinach or carrots.  Then for dessert they have full fat yogurt or cottage cheese with some type of fruit (blueberries, apples, mango, peaches, etc).

The babies still breastfeed about 4 or 5 times per day.  It is definitely less than it used to be, but I'm glad that they are still nursing strong.

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