Saturday, March 23, 2013


Time flies when you're having fun, eh?  Lily is now nearly 17 weeks old!

She's grown so much - 6cm in 8 weeks, and put on nearly a whole kilogram.  Her fine motor skills are tuning up and she's babbling more than ever.  She's been on one bottle of formula each day because I'm supposed to be going back to work fulltime next month and we want her to be used to a bottle and formula.  I'm still intending on breastfeeding in the mornings, around lunchtime (as I will have an hour lunch break) and in the afternoon/evenings. 

We had our checkup with the CHN on Tuesday, and she suggested breastfeeding her as often as possible, particularly since she was having a 'Wonder Week' and waking 2-3 times overnight rather than her usual one, to keep my supply up.  She said if she didn't settle back to once per night to consider starting her on solids - being pureed meat and veg.   Apparently rice cereal is 'old fashioned'.   I found that quite surprising, and it kind of goes against everything else I've read and heard, so I don't think I'm going to start with meat and veg and I will start with rice cereal.  But since then she's settled back down into her once-a-night pattern, so I'm going to delay solids for a little longer if we can, since she's not even 4 months yet.   I think I'd rather just go with my instinct when it comes to feeding my child!

Anyway, gotta head off to our nephew's birthday party shortly, so I'll try to post again soon!

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