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Son's First Foods?

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Created January 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

My son is 5 months old and we plan to introduce some solids to him in a month or so. I want to start off on the right foot and go strictly paleo with him. My first son I was not into paleo, so switching him was a difficult task and I don't want to make the same mistake. However, I am not sure of what to start him off with first? Avocado? Liver?

Does anyone have any recipes or suggestions for things I can cook or prepare in advance and freeze for later use?

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Melissa's and other answers here suggest chewing your baby's food. Here's a related thread on "pre-chewing"-- http://paleohacks.com/questions/15857/should-we-pre-chew-our-childrens-food#axzz1CLaMUkui

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on January 27, 2011
at 10:59 PM

See http://paleohacks.com/questions/18013/introducing-solid-foods

I started mine on broth and and meat, pureed, chopped finely, or chewed. For a long time that's all he ate. Now at 15 months, he also eats some cheese, eggs, vegetables and fruits.

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on January 27, 2011
at 10:33 PM

With my son I went majorly 'primal' and chewed his food. If you don't want to go there there are food mills you can use. He just got whatever we ate - meat, veg, etc. On his own, I'd give him pureed fruit, veg, and he LOVED greek yogurt! I wasn't paleo at the time, so he did get things like rice cereal and oatmeal at first, but they did NOT agree with his system, so we switched to the real-food for him. It worked very well. So easy and so much cheaper than those tiny jars.

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on January 28, 2011
at 09:37 PM

Melissa's and other answers here suggest chewing your baby's food. Here's a related thread on "pre-chewing"-- http://paleohacks.com/questions/15857/should-we-pre-chew-our-childrens-food#axzz1CLaMUkui

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on January 27, 2011
at 11:30 PM

Have you heard of Babyled weaning? Have a look for Gill Rapley if you're unsure of what BLW is.

We BLW'ed our DD & DS who are almost 3 & 2. We started out with foods that they cOuld pick up with their fist. Then once their pincher grip developed (c. 9 months), introduced smaller foods that they could pick up.

Offer a wide variety of foods - you might find baby likes to share your food too ;-)

There's no need to delay introducing meats, but be aware that baby's saliva doesn't have the same amount of enzymes as an adult & some meats may need to be pre-digested by yourself (chewed up).

If you're breastfeeding, don't worry about nutrition, 90% will come from BM. Upto 70% of nutrition from BM from age 1-2 too. And of course, it doesn't stop at age 2.

My son is almost 2 & still going strong...

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on January 27, 2011
at 11:00 PM

Were I to ever reproduce, I would make sure the kid is drinking human milk one way or another for at least 2 years. That being said, I would probably put whatever I'm eating in a food processor and feed it to him that way to reduce choking hazards. As an adult, the kid will have this strange desire to order a lamb milkshake and won't know why.

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on January 28, 2011
at 09:12 PM

For solids, my 10 month old loves all types of meat, with salmon being her favorite. She eats whatever is on the dinner table, but I mash it a bit in my fingers before giving it to her since she's toothless still. We did start her out at 6 months on simple purees such as squash, bananas, apples, chicken, etc. Make it easy to digest and swallow at first. Too much texture at first will be a turn off since the little ones have to get over the gag reflex. She still likes her veggies and fruit too.

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on January 28, 2011
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I'd start the first bites with something easy to digest like banana and sweet potato. Then maybe some plain soft meats and branch out from there.

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on January 27, 2011
at 11:43 PM

See this recent PaleoHacks post and answers on introducing solid foods.

http://paleohacks.com/questions/18013/introducing-solid-foods/18029#18029

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on January 27, 2011
at 10:47 PM

WAPF recommends gently cooked egg yolks (but not the white) as a baby's first food. Also recommended is to mix raw liver in with the yolk (you can freeze the liver and then grate it in).

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on January 27, 2011
at 10:45 PM

I did (my son just turned 1) avocado, chunks of coconut, fatty pieces of meat, fruits, veggies steamed and pureed or just cut small.

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on January 27, 2011
at 10:44 PM

My 2 year old has been paleo his whole life. The first foods I introduced to him was avocado, sweet potato and banana. Once he got the idea of chewing, then I introduced meats in. But I bet mixing liver or beef with sweet potato would be great! At 2 years old, my son is an amazing eater. He loves broccoli, asparagus, carrots, brussel sprouts and almost all fruits. I prepared everything like I do now, just mashing things up a little more.

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