I never understood why for my mother, now our grandmother, my daughter is always hungry and she is always cold? Apparently, this is how excessive love for grandchildren manifests itself! But sometimes such love leads to not the best results.
Today, girls, I will share with you how our grandmother’s attempts to feed the baby more have led to sad results.
When it is time to introduce complementary foods
My daughter from birth was breastfed. I never doubted that I would feed my daughter with milk. But it cost me tremendous effort! Various folk remedies, pills, tea – that only I did not try to improve lactation. Perhaps you know this too?
Our pediatrician said that if the baby is breastfed, you can not rush to the introduction of complementary foods. He has just enough at this stage.
After we were half a year old, I decided to start introducing a little fodder. We started with monopure – zucchini, cauliflower, pears, apples. I entered everything a little bit and very slowly. And everything was fine – I didn’t torture my tummy, I didn’t eat puree with pleasure and allergies were not observed.
Then we went to the non-milk cereal. And then suddenly my mother, who is a physician by training, began to insist that it was time for us to eat cottage cheese. Of course, I myself also understood that calcium is very necessary for teeth and bones. And I bought a couple of jars of baby curd without additives to try it.
Somehow I had to leave for a couple of hours on business, I left the baby with my grandmother. I come and see that my mother shines with pleasure. It turned out that she fed half a can of stored cottage cheese. Oh, how pleased she was that her granddaughter had eaten him with pleasure.
I, of course, scolded my mother, because it was impossible to give so much at once a new product. But she very much hoped that everything would be fine. In vain! Imagine, literally the next day we were sprinkled, so much so that I was shocked! The whole body was covered with a rash, the daughter became restless, everything was itching. I immediately called a doctor! We were given a cow protein allergy and were prescribed a bunch of drugs for treatment.
I will say right away, we were treated for a whole month! First, cleaned a terrible rash, relieved itching. Then my daughter’s skin became very dry, and we moisturized it in every possible way. Money, strength and patience is gone, of course, a lot!
Perhaps, if my mother had not been quick to give her daughter a horse dose of a new product, we would not have received such a terrible reaction. Of course, we would see an allergic reaction to cow protein, but not on such a scale or with such consequences.
The whole month about the introduction of new lure and speech was not. We drank a lot of drugs, constantly smeared with Emolium, took special baths, slept very badly from the itch that tormented us – that’s the price we paid for rushing.
Momma, do not hurry anywhere! Now I and, most importantly, my mother learned the most important lesson – in the introduction of complementary foods you can not hurry! Our children will have time to eat and borscht, and soup, but not immediately! The child should get used to the food gradually and show his reaction to new products!
Now I introduce each new product very carefully, a little bit. We reach the normal volume in a week or two. But I see how my baby reacts to a new food, I understand that he can have a tummy ache. Fortunately, we have no allergies anymore. But cow protein is taboo for us.
Momma, when did you start introducing complementary foods? And what are your allergies?