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Yassy’s note: Liam’s first year:Day 302 – Day 307

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Day 302..

Today, he tried English muffin (plain one cut up into dice and soaked in breast milk and cooked in the pan).He liked it.

I did not want to start with cereal but since he now can enjoy wider variety of carbohydrate,mineral/vitamin source, protein source, I decided to introduce western food a bit.

He tried corn flakes last week and he can have it.However, finding the corn flakes without preservative such as BHT or coloring, corn syrup, sugar was the hardest part.

I wanted to get corn flakes which is corn and salt are the only ingredient but our grocery store and other stores that we looked at did not carry it so, I settled with While Foods Market’s 365 corn flakes that had less ingredients without preservatives, coloring,corn syrup or sugar (365 corn flakes used cane sugar so I compromised on that).

Anyway, his breakfast menu include….

Creamy Kabocha soup (Japanese pumpkin soup)

How to make: Mix 2 tsp mashed kabocha pumpkin (or you could use acorn squash) and 2 tsp breast milk (or formula) and add 1/4 tsp corn starch and microwave about 23-25 seconds mixing the soup at about 12 seconds time

Sea bass cucumber salad

English muffin

Corn flakes with yogurt (this was served with breast milk mixed in right before he eats it 🙂

I got a lot of excitement gesture from Liam today.Especially the soup.He loved pumpkin soup!He leaned forward with mouth open very very wide while he is buckled up in the high chair.

Day 307..

Here are today’s meal.

#1; Somen noodle with red pepper in Dashi soup, Strawberry salmon, and orange

#2 English muffin with kinako (roasted soy flour), Tomato-spinach-carrot vegetable soup

#3 Corn flakes, Cottage cheese with Ahi tuna, ,Acorn squash with onion, and strawberry

Today, he was playing with English muffin a bit.I saw him playing with it a bit then hold his arm to the side and dropped the bread.

Of course, who else would be happy for the unexpected treats on the floor? Yes, Palette came and cleaned the area up very good.I think she loved his food too!Her nose was very wet.

Stay tuned for more Liam’s story….

May 12, 2020 | Comments are off | parenting, Solid food for babies