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I thought I had Mastitis

Yesterday at mid morning I was breast feeding Jasper and I noticed quite an angry looking red patch on my right boob and thought it could be mastitis. I immediately did a google search, read the NHS website, panicked and thought it would be best to make a GP’s appointment. Luckily they were able to make me an appointment for that afternoon, which I was grateful for given the time of year.

My view whilst trying to rest.

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What My 6 Month Old Baby Eats in a Day

Hi everyone! Following on from my previous two posts here and here all about preparing babies first foods, I thought it would be good to share what Baby Jasper eats in a day now that he is 6 months old. From the previous posts you will now that he has been weaning on to solid food since he was just older than 4 months. I now offer him 3 meals a day with milk on demand as well. It can be a bit hit and miss with how much he eats each time, sometimes all and sometimes nothing and sometimes just the finger food or just the mashed food! I hope you find it interesting seeing what he eats on a typical day.

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Jasper’s food today.

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How to Prepare Babies First Foods

Hi Everyone, today’s post is about how I have been preparing Baby Jasper’s first foods. I started weaning Jasper shortly after he turned 4 months old because he had started to show signs he was ready for solid food. Prior to this he had been sleeping quite well in the night but from 4 months old he started sleeping pretty terribly and waking up in the night for extra milk. He would also watch us eat all the time and try to take the food from us and he was eating his hands a lot (but he still does that so it may not have been a sign of needing weaning!). Jasper started off by eating baby rice and now that he is 6 months old he also eats vegetables, fruits and potatoes. So this is a short guide of the ‘equipment’ I have been using and how I have been preparing his food.

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Snack Inspiration – Banana and Walnut Bites

Hi Everyone, today’s post is some healthy snack inspiration of banana and walnut bites. I find this snack both tasty and quick to make so it is a great mum snack. They are a great source of energy and healthy fats that which are both satisfying and leave you fuller for longer. The bitesize pieces are also ideal if you are breastfeeding!

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To make this snack simply:

  1. Slice up a a banana in to bite size pieces
  2. Spread almond butter on to each piece
  3. Pop a walnut on top of the almond butter
  4. Serve and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this snack and I would love to know some of the snacks you like to eat.

Thanks for reading, Jen x