At Lydia's 4 month appointment Dr. Singletary said we could start Lydia on rice cereal in mid-January. I decided to wait a few more weeks and start her on February 1st. We fed her 1 tablespoon of rice cereal mixed with 5 tablespoons of breast milk. It was really watery, but I guess that's how it is supposed to be for her first time.
From the first bite, Lydia was such a good eater. She opened her mouth and sucked on the spoon.
She even got her hands in on the action and grabbed the spoon.
As expected, not all the cereal made it into her mouth or stayed in her mouth. She did spit quite a bit of it out. The next night, we mixed 1 tablespoon of cereal with 4 tablespoons of breast milk. The texture was much easier to work with and feed to her. She really caught on easily and was opening her mouth wide to receive a bite.
I am so excited that our little baby is eating cereal now. She is growing up too fast, but I'm really proud of her for doing so well!
"If we look at the path, we do not see the sky. We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind." - Native American, source unknown