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Why do I keep getting these horrified faces from people when they find out I'm not feeding Paxton baby food? I mean seriously shocked and horrified faces. Does my 19 pound child look like he's starving to you guys? We waited until he showed signs of wanting solids and now give him bites of everything and he loooooooves food but he is still primarily breastfed and I don't spoon feed him Gerber jar food. Is that so horrible?
My mom thinks its the coolest thing ever. DH's family, not so much. His mom has bought us a few jars of food...which are sitting in the cupboard unopened as he hates purees and the such. Smile and nod and carry on. When people ask what Cam has eaten, I rattle off a bunch of stuff but don't mention it isn't from a jar. Its really none of their business how you feed your child.
Yeah, people seem surprised that Vincent isn't, especially given his size. He's gotta be nearing 25 lb now and nothin' but endless rolls on that kid! He has still only has the equivalent of half a banana since he started eating any food at all. He still has no teeth so he is just having fun gumming apple halves and big carrots for teething on. But he hardly consumes anything. I do think he is ready for more soon though. Isn't it all just mostly for fun in the first year anyway!? The advice now is so different from when we were babies.
It's nice to know I'm not the only one. I didn't think I was doing something wrong and it takes a lot to offend me but that surprised look followed by, "Really?!" makes me want to punch a wall. And I have to lie to the pedi or else I get "The Face" and a lecture. That man can kick rocks. Paxton loves our food. He dives for it. So clearly sitting him down three times a day and spoon feeding him to get him used to textures as recommended by the pedi is a bunch of bolagna.
Pippa shows an interest in our food but will not eat baby food at all. Her pediatrician actually told us that it doesn't matter how much she actually consumes at this point if she is still nursing. She said she will eat when she is ready and to just let her have what she sees an interest in. She is the one who suggested BLW to me.
Last night we went out to dinner, and she ate shredded cheese that she picked up and fed herself. She dipped her fingers in ranch and licked it off. She also ate butter and bits of soft bread. A lot of it she just chews and spits out. I just have to be careful that she doesn't jam the food in with her finger, which she likes to do.
Theo only eats a couple of bites of food a day. I don't see the point in forcing him to eat solids. Rich bought him a few jars of food and I offered Theo some to be nice but Rich 'gets' that we are just gonna let Theo decide.
His Uncle thinks Theo should be eating 3-course meals by now. Whatever.