vegi mums and babes?
Jul 7, 2010 6:16PM
what are you giving your babies to eat? how do you ensure they get all the right nutriants?
Jul 7, 2010 6:57AM
As long as you make sure your lo gets lots of protein (cheese, eggs, lentils & other beans - cheese and eggs are only for over 6 months though) and iron rich food like green vegetables then they will be healthy. MrsAmanda on here raises her son veggie, she'll give you better advice x
Jul 7, 2010 9:26AM
I too have been vegi for 20 odd years, and eat tofu and quorn as well as eggs/pulses/cheeses, but im more wary about giving tofu and quorn to my little one, and my recipes for her are a bit limited with lentils/chickpeas etc, I dont want her to get bored with food! whats the oil you use Amanda? Im trying to get a flakseed oil or similar...
Do you have any nnice recipes to share? How old are your babies?
Jul 7, 2010 12:24PM
Oooo, Ive not thought of giving her dahl! I think she'd like a little curry! I give her Rat and pasta, and roast veg, but will try it with the chickpea crust too. The pesto sounds great too, ill have that until she's old enough!!
Have you not used tofu much for a particular reason? I too use lots of dairy, its sometimes necessary to get a comination of amino acids.
Jul 7, 2010 2:01PM
G/c - another veggie mum here
Is it ok to give babies quorn/tofu? I cook with these quite a lot (fools hubby into thinking he's having meat :lol
Jul 7, 2010 4:53PM
and quorn is high in salt (except the mince)!
There is some debate about soy and its suitability for infants, but dont know more than that. I usually go by the 'everything in moderation' rule!
Jul 7, 2010 5:00PM
been vege for 25 years and wish i wasnt (health issues injections etc ) just wish i had never fed the damn lambs when i was 5 years old!
Toby is being raised as a meat eatter and i really struggle - making tuna fishcakes was vomit inducing - on my part that is!
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Jul 7, 2010 6:16PM
Not read the whole thread in detail, but the best thing I can recommend is the Rose Elliot mother baby and Toddler book. Me and my sisters were brought up vegi for years and years, and even now we eat very little meat through choice rather than a being vegetarians.
I am using it now for my daughter, we all eat the same meals and although we have meat in our diets, we also have plenty non meat proteins, crucial as Isabelle has an egg intolerance at the mo (hoping it will disappear!)
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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