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Makan Time!

Posted by sila
Saturday 21 February 2009 at 04:48 am.
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On Monday, February 2 2009, Allie was introduced to solids. Her doctor had cleared her for her first taste of non-milk at her 6-month checkup the week before, but we were snowed in for a week so did not get out to the grocery store for the recommended first food: rice cereal. Per the literature, every new food is to be introduced by itself for 4 consecutive days to check for allergies so Allie would eat rice cereal every day for the next 4 days.

Here she is, happily (and unsuspectingly?) hanging out while I prepared her lunch.

Before Makan

Note: Makan means "to eat". And of course, please mouse over the pictures for added captions.

First, preparing the food.

Rice Cereal

Dry cereal in a bowl

For the purposes of the very first makan, I used Vin's yellow bowl, that his mother gave to him to take to college. Just being a little ceremonial I guess :-).

Thawing out breast milk

Mix 5 tablespoons breast milk with 1 tablespoon rice cereal and you get this:

It's ready to eat

She's getting a little weirded out here.

Spoon? Bowl? Hey, where's my usual makan accoutrements?

This is after her first bite:

Zoinks! What IS that?

We had some struggling:

Tak nak! Tak nak! (Do not want!)

Maybe if I intercept the spoon..

But after giving it a try she started to get the hang of it and was opening her mouth and eating nicely:

Open wide!


We have to conclude that Allie likes rice cereal and is learning to eat, and learning to cope with a spoon. Why? Look she ate all her rice cereal!

Licin! (Cleaned out)

The literature said to expect a baby to eat maybe half a tablespoonful of food on the first try. I think the girl might have proven them wrong on that. ;-) She's pretty happy to start eating, I think. See for yourself:

After Makan

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Cavebaby (URL) - 22-02-’09 00:28
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