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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.


Natmu Sun 19-May-13 08:14:31

Passmethecrisps DS was just the same for ages. I thought he would never eat! But just keep offering it and she will figure it out. DS is now 8 months and totally different with food. Good luck! smile

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 19-May-13 08:14:40

Chocolate and pear sponge is a fave here. Put tinned pears in the bottom of a oven proof dish, pour over some of the juice.

Sponge: 4oz dairy free marge ( I use m&s )
4 oz sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla esscence
3oz s/r flour
1 oz cocoa powder

Top pears with sponge mix, bake and serve with Swedish glacé vanilla soya ice cream. Increase quantities as needed. You want it still gooey in middle so don't cook for too long.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 19-May-13 08:15:32

(Not for babies really obviously but it's a nice family pudding when they reach the family meal stage)

vvviola Sun 19-May-13 08:44:10

DD2 is allergic to dairy & egg, so we've been cooking without either for the past year (I "allow" cheese & milk in the house for DH & DD1, but I have enough going on without making extra meals, so all family meals are egg & dairy free).

Bit hits with DD1 at the beginning were:
Avocado - mashed or in fingers. She still adores it
Mashed/puréed courgette
Risoni pasta - the one shaped like little grains of rice
Pikelets made with coconut or oat milk (like mini American pancakes)

I pretty much did regular family meals and gave her bits mashed up and then let her experiment with finger food sizes too.

I'm about to (finally) try making rice pudding with coconut milk - I'd say that might go down well at an earlier stage too (DD2 is 21 months now).

I do a lot of baking (not a huge selection of options here in NZ I find, and what there is can be v expensive). Banana muffins are a huge hit (and DH make me a birthday cake that was egg & dairy free this week which was delicious and v easy). It's also handy because I find I have less ability to improvise when out with DD. With DD1, if I was out longer than expected I could always find something on the menu for both of us, for DD2, I need to have something with me - although there's always avocado available!

Sorry, I think I've rambled a bit! It's been a bit of a roller coaster of a year, but she's thriving now and I barely miss anything (except lasagne. I think we'd all love a nice lasagne grin)

Dorisday13 Sun 19-May-13 08:53:57

Hi, we're dairy and soya free (and aspiring vegetarians). I think almost anything can be made with the alternatives, we use vitalite and either rice/oat/almond/cocunut milk. I recently made healthy 'icecream' with cocunut milk and agave nectar and fruit. It was very good!!
We're lucky because my lo seems to like most things and she has breast milk on her cereals :-)
Recently she's loved moussaka and tagine(with less chilli than normal). Falafels and lentil patties are a lunchtime staple and great for freezinggrin
Will also lurk for more tipssmilesmile x

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 19-May-13 09:30:18

Sauté off onion fresh chilli garlic and ginge. Add chunks of a sweet potato a tin of chick peas (drained) 1-2 tbsp of curry paste and stir. Chuck in a can of coconut milk , passata and some veg stock. Season accordingly.

Leave in slow cooker on low of about 6 hours. Add some creamed coconut at the end , take lid off for last half an glue or so to reduce slightly,

You should be left with a yummy curry smile can be puréed or mashed ir left as it is.

Passmethecrisps Sun 19-May-13 10:23:33

where that recipe sounds brilliant.

vviola that is how I feel is that we are going to have to be more prepared than I previously thought. Not sure avacado will be quite so easy to come by in central Scotland when out and about though! I think I am going to become the queen of portable Tupperware!

You are right doris in that it is going to be a case of swapping things out. At the moment I am just getting to grips with suitable alternatives.

Passmethecrisps Sun 19-May-13 19:22:27


QQ re pancakes/drop scones.

I found a nice quick recipe for drop scones where I could use nutramigen but because of this I don't fancy eating them myself! Do you think I could freeze them?

I was going I just make plain ones to begin with and offer her plain and some bits spread with purée.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 19-May-13 19:45:21

Pancakes freeze fine. Just layer with baking parchment or grease proof paper

Passmethecrisps Sun 19-May-13 19:56:32

Brilliant! Thanks where.

I will get to it now.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 19-May-13 20:01:31


BloddersMum Sun 19-May-13 20:17:55

Fish pie is a winner here. Made with oat milk and vitalite for the white sauce. Add cooked spinach. Once cooked the pie is blitzed with extra sauce to big lump consistency (9 month pfb).

Oat milk rice pud with fruit puree. I add under half the sugar stated in recipe. Also the birds custard in a tin powder (not instant) is cows milk free. Made up with oat milk and again half the stated sugar. Add fruit puree of choice.

vvviola Sun 19-May-13 22:22:01

Passmethecrisps: yes, I can imagine it might not be as available in Scotland as in NZ! Banana is another good one too grin

From a practical point of view, I got a little lunch bag for DD2 (lots of Japanese stores here, so a huge range, but should be easy enough to find something). It had two containers and a net area - so I fill the 2 containers and then the net area holds DD's antihistamine. It means her food it all contained & I'm not having to rummage around (and it also means when others - DH/MIL etc are around they don't have to wonder what she can eat - if it's in the lunch box it's safe grin)

Passmethecrisps Tue 21-May-13 21:21:06

Tried avocado today. Not very impressed.

Bought some pitta bread today to try spread with avocado tomorrow

Passmethecrisps Tue 21-May-13 21:28:35

The lunchbox is a great idea as well vviola. I suspect I may need to establish something similar given the look of disappointment on the faces of my parents when I wouldn't give DD some ice cream.

YellowWellies Wed 22-May-13 12:10:42

Get some bessant and drurys coconut milk ice cream (the strawberry tastes like real ice cream) for them to give her xxx

Passmethecrisps Wed 22-May-13 12:17:53

Where did you get it from?

Oh, and do you reckon I can give P soy milk? Not as a drink but to make pancakes with.

Dorisday13 Wed 22-May-13 13:09:12

You can get bessant and drury in TESCo :-)
Does anyone have any lunchtime ideas? Must be veggie, bored of eggs and falafels!! X

vvviola Wed 22-May-13 17:16:01

We can't use soy milk as though DD isn't allergic to it according to the tests she seems to react a little to it, but I've been using oat milk in cooking since fairly early on - I just went with the idea that if I would have used cows milk in that situation, then I would use oat milk.

Which is a long way of saying I can't see an issue in theory with using soy milk in cooking for your DC.

Passmethecrisps Wed 22-May-13 19:54:26

Thank you vviola! We haven't had tests as P has in intolerance rather than an allergy. The milk she is on is also for soy allergy so she has never been exposed to soy. I was looking at the other milks in the supermarket and they all seemed to have their issues - I thought oats could also cause reactions and the rice milk said not to use it before 6 years old confused

vvviola Wed 22-May-13 21:55:35

You'd probably need to check with a dietician, but I think oats are only an issue if you are trying to follow a gluten free diet. I think oat milk is fairly gentle. Rice milk isn't recommended in large quantities til over 6. There's also almond milk but we stay away from that due to possible nut allergy issues.

It's a bit of a minefield isn't it!

DD2 the little sod won't tough the special formula, so she drinks oat milk during the day and still has a breastfeed at night, but they don't recommend using only oat milk as a drink til over 2.

YellowWellies Thu 23-May-13 15:40:23

Pass she's got a 30-50% odds of reacting to soy. There's only one way to find out (gulp!). Though because of phyto oestrogens as a boy Jonas shouldn't have too much soy so we'd steer clear even if it didn't cause screaming abdabs - which it does in our house confused

We use oat milk for cooking, coconut or almond milk for my cereal and BM or nutramigen for his cereal / porridge.

I get Bessant and Drury's from a health food shop on St Clair Street in Kirkcaldy. If we sort out a meet up in Fife bring a cool bag and I'll get you some.

SecMom Thu 22-May-14 07:13:48

you could always look here Some good recipes and ideas for blw a cmpa baby :-)

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