So you make the tough decision on when to breastfeed. But you think, if there is no Breastmilk, does my child need something else?
After a few weeks of testing out different mills, I have come to the conclusion that Isla dislikes all milks. Homo, almond, cashew, oat etc. You name it we have tried it! And my poor bank account is hurting from our tasting trials.
Instead of freaking out about my child not consuming milk, I’m going to go wth the flow. And focus on feeding Isla fats at every meal. Really? That’s all the homo milk is good for. Yes there is calcium, but there are so many other food sources that contain high amounts of calcium. Cow’s milk is low in iron, and the other nutrients in homo milk can be obtained by other foods. Homo Milk does have Vitamin D which is very important for child development. So if you aren’t going to go the homo milk route, it is highly recommended you continue the Vitamin D drops everyday.
Really other than the fat and Vitamin D, babies don’t really need homo milk. The goal is to give the a diet Everyday high in fats. Which is a lot easier than you think.
You can find fats in all sorts of foods. Coconut oil, flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, olive oil, chia seeds, nuts and seeds, but butters, meat, eggs and fish.
My goal for Isla, is to give her 10 grams of protein at every meal. And another 10 grams throughout the day at snack times.
Here is an example of Isla meals for one day.
Breakfast: Yogurt, chia seeds and a fruit.
Snack: Homemade Banana Oatmeal Muffin made with Coconut oil (they are very dense from the large amount of oils, but my girls love them!)
Lunch: Quinoa made from Chicken Bone Broth and vegetables. (My homemade bone broth is high in protein and fats, if I use store bought broth I will add a tablespoon of olive oil)
Snack: Peanut Butter Sandwich with whole grain bread, fruit or vegetable.
Dinner: Spaghetti made with green noodles, meatballs and a vegetable.
Bedtime Snack: Oatmeal, coconut oil, peanut butter and flaxseed meal.
Yes I know, she eats a good amount and variety of food! It’s what makes me more comfortable about Isla not consuming Homo Milk. I know she is getting the nutrients and fats she needs from her diet.
Now that we are almost done the first week, I’m looking forward to next week. Isla has been doing great with no feeding before her afternoon nap. She has been sleeping with no issues. Isla has also been not having her post afternoon nap feed. I think it’s because of all the fats and protein we have been adding to her diet. So next week should be easy because we cut out the late afternoon nap, which she has already started. I hope I’m not jinxing myself!
Thanks for reading,