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Yes, I was shocked at my finding and was quick in looking around similar packages next to it. I mean, at RM17+ for a box of 9, I wondered if Farley's Rusks were ever that pricey... gosh... I really couldn't remember since it has been more than 10 years since I last bought them.
I saw Milna Rusks, and I saw Pureen baby biscuits but only this Farley's Rusks - in 2 range, Original and Reduced Sugar.
Since I didn't have time to look around and buy time as little jj's lunch time was coming near, I quickly took the box and not think too much of it. All I could think of was it was probably an imported pack.
Later that day, I picked up the one at the lrt and upon arriving home, I told him about it.
Here is something really funny I'd like to share with you about my loving husband... one thing about him that you simply can't shake off is his ability to always answer any questions even if he really doesn't have the right answer to the question. He could be so convincing that I used to even doubt my own knowledge on things ;P
He said to me that there are many 'farley's rusks' around and I shouldn't have chosen the imported version... he even named Milna as one of them when I knew very well that Milna's product is named, Milna Rusks. Even if I am not en expert in baby food, with a background in branding, I knew that logically, there should only be one Farley's.
And the one being the one, he'd usually start googling after he has given a convincing answer ;D
We actually found out that Heinz bought over Farley's a long time ago... more than 10 years but they only did the re-packaging a few years back. Heh... I just know this now.
Anyways, little jj seems to really love them. I have fed her along with my milk but she also enjoys them even when mixed with plain boiled water.
And she seems to get hungry easily since she usually only finishes less than half of the ice-cube portion of them carrots/potato + cauliflower/apples/pears/etc. As a mommy, my motherly instincts kinda tell me that her night cries may not only be due to her teething, but probably also due to some craving for food before her early bedtime.
Although the one was discouraging me for fear of over-feeding and moi defying the advise from Annabel Karmel, I still strongly feel that I wouldn't be over-feeding her since her food intake is according to her stomach capacity. I've never forced food down on her when she couldn't finish her portion and I end her meal time with breastmilk. Therefore, I believe she is consuming the right amount, just enough to fill her tummy.
As of last 3 nights, I started adding those rusks to her diet, pinching only 1/3 of the digestives and mixing them with water. The one saw how much it changed her moods at night. She'd always go cranky before bedtime but once she was feeling full, she either slept easily or she could just play on her own quietly, not bothering any of us for us to pick her up.
I actually bought the rusks as finger food since she's already picking up things and stuffing every little things into her mouth. But then again, I really shouldn't encourage feeding her everytime she stuffs her face because I am a little paranoid when I see photos of slightly overweight little girls posted on albums in facebook.
How does one really control food intake in infants?
I've googled on the net on how many times I should really feed my baby but there is no right or wrong answers found.
When I reviewed what I give little jj, I would like to believe that I've been feeding her a healthy diet. I mean half an ice-cube portion of carrots or potatoes or apples, etc. at every meal time does sound pretty healthy to me. But instead of 2 meals a day, I'm feeding her 3 meals a day... but they are still healthy food, I think.
Well, her next doctor's appointment is due this Sunday. Let's see what he says about it.