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Making Tom Brown For Your Baby From Scratch


Tom brown is a perfect food to wean your baby with, tom brown is nutritious and filling. A lot of Mamalettes often ask questions about where they can buy Tom Brown mix in Nigeria. But rather than buy Tom brown, why not make it yourself at home? Below is a step by step guide on how to make your own Tom Brown mix from scratch.

What makes up Tom brown mix is a mixture of cereals (yellow corn, guinea corn and millet) and legumes (soybeans and groundnuts). The cereals and legumes add a variety of nutrients beneficial to baby’s good health to the meal.

What you need:

  • Millet
  • Guinea corn
  • Yellow corn
  • Soybeans
  • Groundnut

How to prepare: 

1. Buy dried corn from the market, then roast it on fire until its turn brown and just before it starts popping like popcorn, remove it, leave to cool ( You can fry the two different types of corn together).
2. Fry your groundnut (1 Derica is okay depending on how much cereals you’re using)
3. Fry the millet and the soya bean. You have to fry everything separately
4. After frying the soya beans, grind softly with mortal and pestle to remove the shaft, blow the shaft away with your mouth
5. Leave everything to cool
6. Combine all the ingredients together, if you have a high powered blender you can blend the mixture with your blender but if not, take it to the local mill to blend. The mixture should be blended dry (o not add water!)
7. Your Tom Brown mixture is ready! Pour it inside a dry container and prepare it


Method of preparing Tom Brown porridge 

It’s one thing to make the powder, it’s another to know how to prepare it so it doesn’t turn out lumpy, the key to achieving a silky smooth porridge is to stir it constantly especially at the beginning of the cooking just like semo).
  • Place a small pot on fire, pour small water into it, then make a thick mix of tom brown and pour it into the pot
  • Using a turning stick, turn till there’s no lump in the mixture
  • Continue turning it until it becomes thick like a custard and looks cooked
  • The fire should be on a medium heat, cook for about 7 minutes until it becomes firm, cooked and smooth.
You can serve with baby milk or breast milk

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According to the Pulse Ng, a businessman, Abor Egwu, on Tuesday told a Nyanya Customary Court, Abuja, that his wife brings her lover into their matrimonial home whenever he was not at home. He was testifying in a divorce petition filed by his wife, Gift Erima.

“A neighbour told me that whenever I leave home, my wife brings her man friend into our house.” “I did not want to believe that, because it is not always wise to act based on hear-say in issues of this nature.” “I just disregarded it, and termed it gossip,” he said.

Egwu told the court that he did not know that it was true until he found out the whole truth by himself. He said that he would have confronted the man, but for the fact that the man was wealthier than him.


Egwu also told the court that when he found out, he sent his wife to go to the village and stay.

“I later heard that my wife took that same man to her parent and introduced him as the man she wants to marry.’’

He told the court to grant his wife’s request and dissolve the marriage, as he was already fed up, however, he begged the court not to grant his wife the custody of their children, adding

“ I don’t want another man to raise my children.’’

Erima who was present in court, denied all the allegations and begged the court not to grant her husband custody of the children of the marriage.

“He is lying, he is the one that is married, and ever since he married, he has not been taking care of me and the children,” she said.

This Article originally appeared on The Pulse Ng

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