She likes rice cereal mixed with WATER!!!!
You have no idea how happy this makes me. See, she loves the cereal mixed with breast milk, and screams like Satan's favorite banshee when we try to feed her cereal & formula. But breast milk doesn't grow on trees, you know. It's hard to come by. It should be called breast gold. For you all who are fortunate enough to not have overworked boobies, that means you have to pump. Like a cow. It's bothersome, it's weird, and it hurts (me, at least), and it presents a unique catch-22. Because Hazel's ready for solid food she's nursing around the clock, which makes it even harder for me to find a time where she's not hungry and my breasts are full enough to work with the pump. So I've been waking up around 6 and to go into the cold living room to pump while my breasts are super full. This means only feeding the baby on one side all night, so one's all empty and one is rock hard and painful. When pumping doesn't work, because it just doesn't for me, I let Hazel get things going. That means milk does come out in the pump, but Hazel's pissed because she got taken away from breakfast and has to wait at least 30 more minutes before I can get enough to make the cereal. Do all this one-handed and on the floor, because Amos is getting ready for work or already gone by now. So, in short, I want to commit harikari for one measly ounce of breast milk.
We tried mixing the cereal with water for the first time today, after a disastrous morning feeding with formula, and she did amazing! I was so, so elated that she's ok with cereal and water. I'm tossing out that formula and never looking back!!!!!
Plus she kept grabbing for the spoon, so finally we let her have it. Some of it actually did get in her mouth 🙂
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