Sunday, November 18, 2012


For six months, Nya has refused a bottle.  Well today, Nya went on a nursing strike.  I did get one feed in her in the 12 hours when she was so sleepy and didn't know what she was doing.  Finally, because my chest was exploding, I pumped out some milk and put it in a bottle.  I gave it to her and SHE TOOK IT.  WHAT?  SHE CAN DO IT?

{Koen feeding her some yummy sweet potato the other day}
She is so confusing to me.  This is not the first time I've struggled with her refusing to breastfeed.  It's hard because the boys just fed non stop.  It settled them, it made them happy when they were hurt, it put them to sleep etc.  Nya couldn't really care less about breastfeeding and does not eat a lot.  I don't know how she is growing so much.  Girls, I tell ya....(ha, anything different than the boys and I'm just going to say it's because she's a girl even though I know that's not true:)
{PS One thing I am an advocate for is homemade baby food.  A lot of the stuff that comes in the jars is just really disgusting.  If you don't like the taste of it, then seriously, why would you give it to your kids?  If you want them to like food, make it yummy!  I do buy rice cereal (and mum mums) though because I haven't been able to make it less glue-ish.  It's way cheaper to make your own food and it tastes so good.  All you need to do is boil or steam your veggie, put it in the blender with some of the water it was boiled in, puree. Eat fresh or place in ice cube trays until frozen, place in a ziploc bag in the freezer and then you have the perfect serving size for later!}
{Added: Taken Monday  morning with my iphone.  She took 2oz again in a bottle.  Never thought I would see this picture!  Still no breastfeeding during the day.  PUNK!!}

I hope you had a great weekend and hopefully Ms. Nya is back to normal tomorrow!
Love, Louise


  1. I'm with you on the homemade baby food. I had the same policy as you - if I didn't like it, why would I try to feed it to my babies?

    Funny about the nursing strikes and the bottle today!

  2. miss nya is keeping mommy on her toes;) i LOVE my baby bullet, great for nectarines, plums, carrots etc. soon ennough nya will be eating your food, and we all know gary and you are gourmet cooks!

  3. What a silly girl!
    You'll have to fill me in on this whole making baby food from scratch thing Louise. I'm willing to give it a go with number 2!

  4. Carolyn-I added the info about how to make baby food. so easy and simple and saves money!!