In these recent days, I’ve been very excited. Very excited because I’m going to have successfully breastfed Kitty for his first 6 months, as recommended by doctors, nutritionists and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Now just incase you don’t know, exclusive breastfeeding means that the infant only receives breastmilk without any additional food or drink, not even water, not even formula. Kitty and I have two more weeks to go before his sixth-month birthday. I feel very proud of myself. Very very proud. And I bet Kitty does too.
Anyway, as I think of how I will celebrate once we hit the 6 month mark, I have been deeply thinking of how to wean him. From next week, I plan to begin researching extensively on the weaning process. I also plan to talk to fellow mothers on how they went about this, as I have come to learn that the experience of those who have been there before me has greatly helped me in the last five and a half months. Thank you all Mummy Tales readers who usually give me advice and tips.
I was at the supermarket yesterday and stopped by the shelves that stock infant cereals (what I would need to begin weaning Kitty). But when I left those shelves 35 minutes later, I was more confused than informed. Reason being there are all sorts of brands that claim they are the best for your baby and that if your baby takes them, they will grow up all healthy and strong. And me definitely wants Kitty to grow up healthy and strong.
So, if you can share tips on weaning 101, and what brands of cereals, baby rice, uji or foods in the Kenyan market you would recommend, I will be grateful. How did you go about weaning your baby and what worked or did not work for you? How did your baby react to solids?