First we get everything ready. This is everything that went into today's blend, except I forgot to include the almond butter and black beans in the picture.
Then we throw everything in the Vitamix, our high speed blender.
Then we pour the blend into 8 ounce glass baby bottles. This blend filled 3 bottles. Do you have to use these bottles? No, but we like them. I prefer glass to plastic and these are a good size for storing. We either store in the fridge or freezer depending on how soon we're going to use it.
Now it's time for a feeding.
We put the baby to bed, just for the mid afternoon feeding though.
Then we attach the extension to Naomi's button and plug the 60cc syringe into the extension.
We pour the blend into the syringe.
Use the plunger to push the blend into Naomi's tummy. Some people gravity feed, let the blend run into the tummy. We make Naomi's blends too thick to do this. When we first started we plunged really slow but now we do three syringes full in about 5-7 minutes.
Then we pour about an ounce of milk into the blend bottle and shake it up and pour the last bit through Naomi's tube.
Sometimes we make a mess, this is why the towel and baby wipes are the most important part.
Last we flush the tube with water.
Sam, my photography assistant.
Elijah, who offered much instruction during our demonstration.
And Bethany, chief editor. She told us which pictures NOT to include.