Wednesday, February 27, 2013


so we've done a lot of experimenting with rorie in the food department. baby girl loves to eat, but she's got some tummy issues. 

issue #1: acid reflux. she regularly spits up after eating. bottles, solid food, whatever-she spits it up. and it's painful for her. not only the act of spitting up, wet burps, and the like, but the aftermath. her spit up is full of stomach acid which burns when it comes up. solution #1: ranitidine, better known as zantac. doesn't 100% solve  the issue, but makes it a heck of a lot easier on her little body.

issue #2: milk protein intolerance. so this means absolutely no dairy. because her tiny body can't break down the protein that is in milk. so she spits up and gets no nutrients. awesome. solution #2: alimentum formula. this also means absolutely no food that contains any trace of dairy. which is hard to do. i've been avoiding dairy because i'm wondering if i have an intolerance as well, and i can tell you- it's hard to avoid.

issue #3: soy intolerance. and this is  the kicker- the one that we've been trying to pinpoint and i think we have. not only is baby girl unable to have milk, but it seems as though soy is also something that irritates her tummy. awesome! and gives her eczema. double awesome! so when manufacturers avoid milk products they usually add soy. great. and then there's soy lecithin. which is pretty much found is every single thing on the market. including Gerber's baby rice cereal and oatmeal. and almost all other baby foods. solution #3: buy expensive baby food that doesn't contain soy. baby girl is much happier.

right now little miss loves to feed herself. well, she's practicing. and every baby cookie out there is off limits. except for Ella's Kitchen Apple & Ginger Cookie. which are great, but can get expensive. so in my search to find milk and soy free baby food i found a recipe for baby cookies. here's what i found:


3/4 c. finely grated apple
1/3 c. oil
1 c. + a little more flour
1/2 t. baking powder


peel apples and grate finely. add oil, flour, and baking powder and mix. you can roll it out and make cookie cutter shapes or hand shape into whatever you want. bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes (more if you want a drier cookie for younger babies... my advice for myself for my next batch).

rorie loves them, they're cheaper than store bought. i know everything that's in them. mama score. also they are ridiculously easy to make. mama score take two.

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