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user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
25th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nigel Thornberry:</b>" I'll have to try. We tried like 4 different sippy cups with her but that was a few months ago so maybe ... [snip!] ... like them now. Her issue with them seems to be swallowing a lot of extra air because she's used to her Dr.Browns bottles. "</blockquote>



Have you tried the dr. Brown's sippy cups?

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59810 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" I need to give my son more dark green or green veggies because he doesn't like meat :(...What does your baby like?"


nuts and beans are also great substitutes for protein.
we are vegetarian, so there is no meat in our house.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59810 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting Nigel Thornberry:" I'll have to try. We tried like 4 different sippy cups with her but that was a few months ago so maybe ... [snip!] ... like them now. Her issue with them seems to be swallowing a lot of extra air because she's used to her Dr.Browns bottles. "


try a cup with a straw

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
26th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting boobook:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Nigel Thornberry:</b>" I'll have to try. We tried like 4 different ... [snip!] ... lot of extra air because she's used to her Dr.Browns bottles. "</blockquote> Have you tried the dr. Brown's sippy cups?"</blockquote>



Yeah, she didn't like them. She did the best with Nuby so I think we'll try those again and see.

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
26th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" try a cup with a straw"</blockquote>




She just chews on them. XD

Kara-lynn Due July 21; 65 kids; Florida 2063 posts
26th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" I need to give my son more dark green or green veggies because he doesn't like meat :(...What does your baby like?"</blockquote>




My DD rarely eats meat. She is not a fan... we eat a lot of black beans, lentil soup, quinoa for protein. her iron levels were checked @ 1 year, and were perfect also. she doesn't get anything but whole foods and the occasional snacks like puffs or cheerios, and no vitamins.

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting Kara-lynn:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" I need to give my son more dark green or ... [snip!] ... were perfect also. she doesn't get anything but whole foods and the occasional snacks like puffs or cheerios, and no vitamins."


My DD must be an odd duck. Her favorite thing is meat. I have to encourage her to eat her fruits and veggies too. I think with her though, it's more of an issues with textures. She doesn't like soggy,squishy, or sticky stuff on her fingers. I'm hoping she out grows that soon or I see some OT in our near future.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
26th Sep '12

LO has low iron levels. We were told to give an iron supplement a few days a week, which I am opposed to. .
So here's my question... He's really good with all types of food, and meat., but it's obviously not enough. We don't eat much red meat either. So I've tried saut

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59810 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting boobook:" LO has low iron levels. We were told to give an iron supplement a few days a week, which I am opposed ... [snip!] ... a cup for more than an ounce or two twice a day., How do I up hs iron levels a little through food intake and not vitamins?"


ask them what is the cut off for being considered "low" and ask what his numbers are. if they are barely below the cut off, then I wouldn't worry too much. BF babies often have lower levels over all because there are lower levels of iron in breastmilk, but because breastmilk iron is so absorbable, they still get plenty of absorbable iron in their system. that might be all it is.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
26th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" ask them what is the cut off for being considered "low" and ask what his numbers are. if they are barely ... [snip!] ... because breastmilk iron is so absorbable, they still get plenty of absorbable iron in their system. that might be all it is."</blockquote>




They said a good healthy reading is 10-14 and his was 7, if that helps...

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
26th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kara-lynn:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" I need to give my son more dark green or ... [snip!] ... were perfect also. she doesn't get anything but whole foods and the occasional snacks like puffs or cheerios, and no vitamins."</blockquote>




How do you buy your beans? Canned or do you cook them yourself? I'm a bit nervous about giving my Bubs canned food :/...I can only find chick peas canned tho so I may just start giving him organic canned beans...How do you make your lentil soup? I'm PTing you if you don't...mind...you have great suggestions :)

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59810 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting boobook:" <blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" ask them what is the cut off for being considered ... [snip!] ... that might be all it is."</blockquote> They said a good healthy reading is 10-14 and his was 7, if that helps..."


here is some info from kellymom
http://kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron/
http://kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron/



What are some good iron sources?




La Leche League recommends that babies be offered foods that are naturally rich in iron, rather than iron-fortified foods. Read more about when to start solids here: Solid Foods and the Breastfed Baby
Foods that are high in iron include:



  • breastmilk
  • winter squash
  • sweet potatoes
  • prune juice
  • meat & poultry (beef, beef & chicken liver, turkey, chicken)
  • mushrooms
  • sea vegetables (arame, dulse), algaes (spirulina), kelp
  • greens (spinach, chard, dandelion, beet, nettle, parsley, watercress)
  • yellow dock root
  • grains (millet, brown rice, amaranth, quinoa, breads with these grains)
  • blackstrap molasses (try adding a little to cereal or rice)
  • brewer
user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
26th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" here is some info from kellymom http://kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron/ http://kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron/ ... [snip!] ... for babies who are at high risk for allergies. See Suggested ages for introducing allergenic foods for more information."</blockquote>



Thank you for the link and list :)

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59810 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting boobook:" <blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" here is some info from kellymom http://kellymo ... [snip!] ... ages for introducing allergenic foods for more information."</blockquote> Thank you for the link and list :)"


no prob. I can't find anything about those kinds of numbers you gave me though, so I can't tell how extreme 7 is or isn't. You could also have him retested, like at a different time of day as well.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
26th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" no prob. I can't find anything about those kinds of numbers you gave me though, so I can't tell how extreme 7 is or isn't. You could also have him retested, like at a different time of day as well."</blockquote>



Okay, will do. I see his ped in a week so I can ask for more info at that time.