Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rice Cereal

1st Time Eating Rice Cereal
April 22, 2013

At Ellie's 4 month check-up, the doctor suggested starting her on rice cereal. Since she has reflux, the cereal would be great thing to try since it's basically thickened milk. It's easier for her tummy to keep it down, rather than thin, watery milk. So, we decided to take the plunge and start her on the cereal. With both Talmage and  Emma, I started the cereal at 5 1/2 months and solids at 6 months. This makes Ellie a first for our family. Surprisingly, she took it very well, or as well as anyone could expect. She wasn't sure what to do at first, except stick her tongue out. I think the spoon was a little confusing, but she definitely ate some. Here are some pictures I took of her before and during the feeding. Talmage even helped feed her. 

I just love having a third child because it means Talmage is older and able to help out and enjoy her. He's so in love with his baby sister. It just melts my heart. 

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