Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Ooooooh, that lady had no proper training. You don't talk that way to a new mom! Sheesh. Giving social workers everywhere a bad name.

My babies were skinny. They just were. My little guy would not be satisfied while I was breast feeding, just wanted to eat and eat and I had that same fear. And weaned him completely before he was 4 months old. I felt so bad, I'd made it past 7 month with B, so felt like short changed him somehow. In the end, it didn't seem to matter one bit. Although...he was a much happier guy once he could drink a full bottle. I just couldn't keep up!

We all have those fears, huh. If I think about it too much - I still have those dark, quiet fears. I just try to quiet them so that I can be halfway sane!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I nursed T. for 23 months, so talk about feeling like you short-changed one child!

I think new moms are so vulnerable, and we fall prey to so much bad advice, or well-meaning adviced that ends up making us feel badly...

the_tars's picture the_tars

I nursed BubTar for about 8-9 months, with some formula supplementation. He had a huge appetite. As for KayTar, it took her a month to latch on for the first time (during which I was pumping and bottle-feeding), but once she got the latch it was a horrible experience for both of us. She hated it and it made me so anxious, we gave up by 3 months and went to all formula. Now I know that it was her low oral tone giving us fits and the bottle was easier for her to get milk from, but then it did feel a lot like some fundamental mothering failure.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It's amazing how we can look back and see the missing puzzle pieces fitting it. I can see now that the way L. eats is the way he's ALWAYS eaten--sensory issues and all...