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CMPI - your weaning recipes and ideas please!

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Passmethecrisps Sat 18-May-13 12:27:59


My DD is 6 months old and has a CMPI. She is on nutramigen Lipl formula and has reflux. As a result of both of these issues I am keen to make weaning as positive an experience as possible for us both.

Thus far she has had purées - sweet potato, butternut squash, apple, carrot and pear - and steamed broccoli and baby corn. She does enjoy sooking on the veggies but is really pretty reluctant with anything else.

So MN - what foods went down a storm with your CMPI baby?

Do you have any recipes or ideas that you would be willing to share? I would love to hear them.


TheDetective Sat 18-May-13 12:59:12

Shamelessly jumps in for ideas grin.

BigPigLittlePig Sat 18-May-13 13:39:12

<lands on top of detective>
<brushes self off>
<awaits further instruction>

YellowWellies Sat 18-May-13 13:42:24

Checking in and throwing in two breakfast ideas:

New York bagel co. bagels are dairy and soy free and are v popular in our house either with vitalite or pureed fruit on them.

Pancakes made with oat milk and vitalite again with fruit puree.

I've just got some 'wot no dairy' puddings and coconut milk yogurts for him to try - again dairy and soy free and a good source of calcium. I'll let you know how he gets on. smile

YellowWellies Sat 18-May-13 13:46:00

Oh and pureed meats went down muuuuuuuch better than pureed veggies so now I mix one cube of chicken with a cube or two of veg. And he bit my hand off for Ella's kitchen fruit purees - he much prefers them to my cooking even if they just contain fruit, they are sweeter. I mix them with roughly mashed fruit to get him used to lumps which can irritate CMPI throats.

ValiumQueen Sat 18-May-13 17:32:40

<<Crawls in and falls asleep in the corner>>

Passmethecrisps Sat 18-May-13 19:29:28

<steps over VQ and greets ladies with a royal wave>

I bought vitalite today. All ready for spreading action!

YW name of that ice cream please? Do share!

TheDetective Sat 18-May-13 19:33:26

It looks like it's just us November lot!! New recruits needed please!!

We need help!

Natmu Sat 18-May-13 19:54:52


DS2 has CMPA. Started with purees etc for a couple of weeks then he started refusing EVERYTHING so have been utterly converted to BLW. He has more or less everything we have now and is very happy. Reflux miles better as is eczema.

So some ideas:
Shepherds pie, mackerel on toast, slow cooked casseroles (eg beef or lamb tagine), pasta with roasted courgettes and aubergine, pasta with tuna in tomato sauce, loved pancakes with hummus spread inside until we found out he's allergic to eggs as well, lamb meatballs with risotto (can use left over risotto to make arancini - mix with beaten egg and form into patties then fry), Spanish tortilla, pasta with bolognese sauce.

DS2 only has two teeth at the bottom still so I've found that softer stuff still works best. It's kind of trial and error finding the best things. Soft enough to mush but firm enough to hold. Also had to experiment with timings as he wouldn't eat anything if he was tired or too hungry so he has frequent snacky type meals in between milk feeds. Whatever works best is my mantra with this baby grin Hope some of these ideas are helpful.

YellowWellies Sat 18-May-13 20:03:17

Wow Natmu thanks!

Ice cream made from coconut cream by Bessant and Drury's is DIVINE a really good treat smile and 100% soy and dairy free.

TheDetective Sat 18-May-13 20:23:16

That ice cream sounds like the mutts nuts grin.

Which pasta do you use Natmu?

YellowWellies Sat 18-May-13 20:34:35

Det most dried pasta is dairy and soy free

TheDetective Sat 18-May-13 20:35:24

Excellent! Thank you!

Passmethecrisps Sat 18-May-13 20:59:22

Now ^that* is what I am talking about natmu! Brilliant.

My DD has only been trying solids or a week so very early but she isn't keen. Whatever purée is swallowed is likely to be by mistake as she chews the spoon.

I will certainly try some of those things matmu

Taranta Sat 18-May-13 21:37:04

Evening, I have a 2year old who is DS who is CMPI. I'd really recommend 'How to Cook for Food Allergies' by Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne which is great for all diff types of allergies and replacements to make standard recipes work.
One recipe I've found v v useful is veg pasta sauce made up in a batch for freezing, with leftover veg in the fridge - eg carrots, peppers, celery, onion. courgette, mushrooms, roughly chopped, soften in a pan for ten mins, add half teaspoon soft brown sugar, tin chopped tomatoes, teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, low salt veg stock cube and 200ml water, simmer for 20 mins then whizz with hand-blend. Great with vermicelli, rice or couscous, and as a base for other dishes like mixing with chopped cooked chicken, or lentils, little pork or beef meatballs, etc etc.
Would also recommend garofalo pasta - great baby friendly shapes, like little wheels, stars, etc.

Passmethecrisps Sat 18-May-13 21:41:19

Thank you taranta!

The book sounds great. I had looked for books but suspect I was beig to specific.

The veg sauce sounds lovely - perfect for DH and I as well.

Any sign of you son growing out of the intolerance? Many of the ladies above know each other and we have all agreed to having our fingers crossed for the promised "growing out of it"

YellowWellies Sat 18-May-13 21:58:10

Book bought - thanks Taranta smile

BigPigLittlePig Sat 18-May-13 22:11:53

There is hope! YW where did you get this icecream? May have to sample some.

Thanks for the ideas, taranta and natmu - will have to start being a bit more ambitious.

Natmu Sat 18-May-13 22:13:38

I just buy cheapy normal dried pasta from Tesco. It's soya, dairy and egg free. I've also found that fusilli is the best shape. It goes softer when cooked and DS2 seems to find it much easier to pick up because of the ridges.

Passmethecrisps that's why I've ended up doing snacky meals in between milk feeds. I find he's much more interested in touching and tasting things if he's not actually hungry. I've really had to fight the instinct which says he's not eating enough.

Couple of other good ones:
Porridge fingers - mix 3 tbsps of porridge oats with 3 tbsps of rice milk (or other substitute) leave for 10 mins or so until mushy then press inti the bottom of a bowl and microwave on high for 2 mins. Cut into fingers whilst still warm. You can also add other flavours to this eg mashed banana, cinnamon, raisins etc.
I also make batches of fish cakes which I keep in the freezer. Good for an emergency meal. Tuna croquettes are easier than fish cakes. Tin of tuna about 4 medium spuds boiled. Mash potato and tuna together with juice of a lemon. Shape into sausages and roll in bread crumbs then bake in the oven on an oiled baking sheet until golden.

If I think of any others I'll pop back...

Natmu Sat 18-May-13 22:15:37

By the way most of these ideas come from the Baby Led Weaning Cookbook. Good ideas for everyone to eat not just the babies!

Taranta Sat 18-May-13 22:21:00

Passmethecrisps well, we think DS's reaction to cows milk protein is getting less aggressive, so therefore he is growing out of it, but v v slowly. we see pediatrician every three months, and now he's just 2 we're doing a dairy challenge, did last one at 20 months. He's developed a runny bum though last few days though, so not looking brilliant. I think it used to be thought that most babies grow out of it by 1, but now its more like by time they're 5. Ah well! I'm lucky that DS can eat soya and egg, so it's really not much of a hassle.
PS do also post in Allergies as they're lots of CMPI experience on there smile

Passmethecrisps Sat 18-May-13 22:24:44

Sorry to hear that the intolerance isn't shifting. Our most recent paed appointment we were told 2 years. Bit of hedge betting I think!

Great idea about posting in allergies. I tend to stick to the same few areas so I am not sure what even exists!

Thanks for your ideas and good luck with DS

Passmethecrisps Sat 18-May-13 22:26:05

natmu that is just DD! She loves feeling things but as soon as it looks like she might swallow she shudders and gags.

Regular snacks is the way it will be then.

YellowWellies Sat 18-May-13 22:37:57

When Jonas swallows tougher finger food he shudders and wriggles as if it feels odd but he's such a piglet its not putting him off - fingers crossed it stays that way.

Passmethecrisps Sun 19-May-13 08:03:08

We are still getting full wincy face, shudder and gag. Not sure there is any swallowing actually happening at all. We will work on it though with some of the ideas on here.

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