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Jude and solid foods My son recently turned 6 months old, and boy was he ready to start solid foods! He has been exclusively breastfed up until about a week ago, and I was excited to give him his first taste of solid foods. Even as a second-time mom, I wanted to make sure I was introducing solids at the right time, and giving him the best first foods, so it was tremendously helpful to have my Nutrimom coach, Katie, help guide me through the process. nutrimom logo

What is Nutrimom

A couple weeks ago, I shared a post about Nutrimom – Nutrition for the First 1,000 Days of Baby’s Life. If you haven’t read over it yet, Nutrimom is a custom nutrition and wellness program that can be used from the first day of pregnancy to age 2. When you join Nutrimom, you get access to:

  • Personal Coaching: One-on-One coaching sessions with a qualified Nutrimom coach
  • Help setting and tracking goals
  • Group coaching sessions on topics that range from lactation to physical activities
  • A library of science-based nutrition and wellness information
  • Easily accessible and searchable articles based on 100 years of research and experience
  • Specialized products to help you get the Nutrition you (and baby) need at each stage of baby’s development

I have been using Nutrimom for over a month now, and have been getting expert advice from my coach on my dietary needs to help optimize the nutrition my breastfed son is receiving. She also helped me identify areas where I could improve in my nutrition, and helped me set realistic goals that we could track together to see my improvement. feeding solids

Starting Solids

Starting solids for my son was such a fun experience! I knew most recommendations say to start solids at 6 months, so I spent quite a bit of time talking to my Nutrimom coach about the best approach to take. I initially thought of starting him off with Baby-Led Weaning, but ended up deciding to feed him homemade purees for the first few weeks (and maybe months) as he is learning to eat solids. We are working on Healthy Taste Development for my son, and starting early! My Nutrimom coach, Katie, pinned several research-based articles to my dashboard for me to easily reference, and with her advice and the articles, I felt confident in my choices on when and how to start solids with my son.

Setting Goals for Mom

Now that I have great information on starting solids, Katie is working with me to help improve other areas of my personal health. I love that she is supportive of my overall health, beyond the nutrition of feeding my son. Katie asked what I wanted to work on improving, and I told her that I would love to work on Managing Stress, along with incorporating regular Exercise into my busy schedule. She asked some great questions to help me setup a plan to achieve my goals, and is incorporating a tracker into the Nutrimom app, so we can chart my progress, and potentially address any obstacles that I encounter.

Katie also addressed important topics such as Hydration , Supplements, and Sleep, which are crucial to the overall health of mom.

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How to Join

If you are trying to conceive, currently expecting, or have a child under the age of 2, I encourage you to check out Nutrimom to learn more about their program and to enroll today! I love the support, knowledge and confidence I have gained by using Nutrimom, and I would love if every new or veteran mom received the same type of support!

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2 Responses to Nutrimom – Starting Solids for Baby

  1. Susan says:

    What a great service for moms (and babies)! I would have loved to have had access to something like this when my babies were little. I made all my children s’ baby food (except carrots) for the nine months after they first started eating solids (and I did it while my husband was deployed and I was working, so it’s really not that difficult to do)

    • Andrea says:

      Wow Susan, that is great that you made your baby’s food! It sounds like you were doing homemade baby food before it was trendy 😉

      My Nutrimom coach told me to just puree or serve up food that I was already making for dinner, and get him used to eating foods that I regularly serve. She also recommended frozen fruit and veggies that don’t require much cooking time, for when I get busy (which happens quite frequently!).

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