Make your breastmilk popsicles!
- A pacifier
- A small container (we recommend an egg cup, or any rounded container)
To make breastmilk popsicles:
Fill your container with expressed breastmilk, then carefully place the pacifier nipple-side-down over the top. Leave in freezer for several hours, or until frozen. To remove the momsicle from the container, partially submerge it in warm water for a few seconds. If your little one is just learning to master getting food into his mouth, giving him breastmilk popsicles is excellent practice.
When your baby is 9 months or older, upgrade your container to a larger popsicle tray – you can find these for just SGD$2 in Daiso stores islandwide. To add variety to baby’s treats, you could also try adding breastmilk to banana puree or homemade applesauce in a 2:3 ratio. Make sure not to vigorously stir or shake the breastmilk and juice mix. Instead, swirl the formula gently.
Alternatives for older babies: Breastmilk Slush
Infants are only ready to consume solid foods after at least 6 months, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. To expose your tot to new food textures and familiarise him with using a spoon, introduce him to breastmilk slush with these easy instructions:
Partially freeze a cube of breastmilk in an ice cube tray. Using a spoon, break up the cube such that it has a slushy texture. Feed to your little one with an infant spoon.
Have fun with making them, and enjoy watching your tot master the at of consuming breastmilk popsicles while you catch up on the last season of Desperate Housewives!
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