Sunday, November 9, 2008

What's the best baby food for your baby?

I’ve been asked several times what I think, as a mother, is the best baby food. Naturally, I first say breast milk. Breastfeeding is such an important thing for both child and mother. It has really helped my daughter and I in many many ways.

Now I can go on about how great it is for the baby’s health (and mother’s health, for that matter) and how if a child is not breastfed, it has such and such percentage higher of a chance of getting some awful disease and so on. But I won’t.

I will say that I had no intentions of breastfeeding my daughter. I was convinced that it just wouldn’t work out. Not helping matters, I had no help from anyone. Not one nurse helped me and my mother was in another state (on her way soon to come see her first granddaughter). But thankfully I gave it a shot anyway and gladly proved myself wrong. Now at 9 months, we’re still going strong.

Anyway, simply put, human breast milk is the best for human babies.

Now, when it comes to solids, I think it is best to be able to puree your own foods. If time and convenience is a problem for you, then I would definitely say Gerber Organic is the best baby food. It has the same vegetables and fruits you would use at home, doing it yourself. No other ingredients that can’t be pronounced. Just bananas, just sweet potatoes, just apples (or anything else) added with some water sometimes, to help with preparation.

Personally, after having breastfed my baby, I wanted to be able to puree my own foods, but after time went on and things got hectic, it just didn’t work. So, I did some research and went with my instincts. Now the only food my daughter gets is Gerber Organic food and breast milk, which I think is a great combination of the best baby food.

Though neither of these are the plans I had when I was pregnant (I figured she’d be on formula and I would make her baby food), I couldn’t be happier. I recommend these routes to every expecting woman and new mommy I know.


Baseballs and Tutu's said...

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Love her smile!!! Adorable :)

momstheword said...

Hi! I followed you over from "baseball and tutu's." Nice to meet you! You have a precious baby girl! I was very careful and picky with our boys when they were little and "made" my long-suffering husband do all sorts of stuff, LOL!

momstheword said...

Of course I don't mind if you follow my blog! BTW, my kids are 15 & 19 and my hubby still tells me I worry to much. I figure, isn't that my job as a mother - to worry?? Well, that and guilt....

Ms Crazy Princess said...

You know what I think is best??? That saying.. on ivillage, it's a blinkie.. it says "I don't care HOW you feed your baby, as long as you feed your baby!" .. ya know, point being doesn't matter as long as the baby is getting nourisment and all that.
But honestly.. all the moms that breastfeed? Props to you! And the moms that don't.. now, I'm one of those moms, same to you! Heck, long as you love your baby and take care of them, it's all good to me!! :)

PS Your daughter is ADORABLE in that picture!

Ms Crazy Princess said...

OH! Forgot. Making your own baby food too.. is awesome. It's fun and healthy and they absolutely love it! I used to do it sometimes for my son.