Baby food/snacks after surgery?

Lina_Ann
on 9/10/17 5:24 pm, edited 9/10/17 5:24 pm

Hey everyone, hope you all had a good weekend!

I was curious about eating baby food after surgery. You know, those organic squeeze packs? Or those easy digestible puffs and crackers they have. Obviously I would not be using these as full meals, more as a snack once every few days.

I haven't had surgery yet. My doctor says I will probably have it around January...but I was curious anyway! :P

What are your thoughts? I will ask my dietitian, but wanted to know the forums opinion too.

Referral: June '17 -- Nutrition Class: Aug & Sept '17 -- Dietitian: Aug, Sept, & Oct '17 -- Sleep Study: Oct '17 -- Meet Surgeon: ???

BMI Clinic in Ottawa / Weight: 290lbs Height: 5'2 / Age: 24

hollykim
on 9/10/17 5:35 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On September 11, 2017 at 12:24 AM Pacific Time, Lina_Ann wrote:

Hey everyone, hope you all had a good weekend!

I was curious about eating baby food after surgery. You know, those organic squeeze packs? Or those easy digestible puffs and crackers they have. Obviously I would not be using these as full meals, more as a snack once every few days.

I haven't had surgery yet. My doctor says I will probably have it around January...but I was curious anyway! :P

What are your thoughts? I will ask my dietitian, but wanted to know the forums opinion too.

those puffs are simply baby junk food. You might as well eat adult cheese puffs.

The squeeze packs of veggies are questionable, you would have to check the sugar and carbs in them. The fruit is pure sugar so no on that.

 


          

 

Green_limes
on 9/10/17 5:40 pm - Canada

You should check with your hospital. At Toronto Western we were specifically told not to eat baby purées.

Grim Traveller
on 9/10/17 5:58 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

My program did not recommend baby food, and there was no chance on earth that I was going to eat that stuff.

You can do just great without eating baby food.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

ginger2012
on 9/10/17 6:30 pm
RNY on 09/12/12

I don't think baby food is a healthy snack option for bariatric patients. Unless it's plain stage 1 puréed broccoli. Yuck. IF you are going to snack, Low calorie Greek yogurt would be a better option. Or cottage cheese. Everything you eat post op should be protein dense because your food intake is limited, baby food is never protein dense.

Au_Contraire
on 9/10/17 7:00 pm

My doc specifically said not to eat baby food at all. My vet, however, recommended it (the beef, turkey, etc.) for when my cats were sick. They thought it was the best thing ever!

selhard
on 9/10/17 7:29 pm, edited 9/10/17 12:29 pm - MN
RNY on 11/26/12

Thanks, the weekend was warm enough to enjoy. Pre-op, I read the nutrition labels of baby food, bought a half dozen low sugar ones, stored them with other post-op stash, and ended up not needing them. No regrets, though. I am a planner, organizer, and worrier, so any and all stash gave me comfort all bases were covered.

catwoman7
on 9/10/17 8:10 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

we were told baby food was an option, depending on the sugar content, but the thought of eating it grosses me out. I never did...

 

 

    

        

Librarian67
on 9/11/17 3:02 am
RNY on 02/28/17

When I was planning for pureed food, I bought a few squeeze packs of stage 2 baby food. Most of the packages had way too much sugar, but I did find a few that were okay by the numbers. I tried one and swore that I wasn't hungry enough to try any more. If you decide to try them, make sure that they are protein dense and have only a few grams of sugar, and that is hard to find.

supershopper
on 9/11/17 5:25 am

Generally those organic baby food things have a crap ton of carbs so I would stay far far away. Early out I had sugar free Popsicle, jello, prot shaes, prot shakes made into ice cream, then for pureed stage I did turkey bacon pureed with turkey gravy, stuff like that.

HW 295 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 CW 130-135 GW 135 LW: 118.8 RNY 12/15/2015

M1 Dec 2015-13.0, M2-7.0, M3-14.5, M4-9.4, M5-7.1, M6 9.8, M7-7.6 ,M8- 7.6, M-9 5.5, M10-6.4, M11- 2.2, M12 Dec 2016- 5.8

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