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March 19th, 2013, 04:29 PM
MosaicWife's Avatar Missa
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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?
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March 19th, 2013, 04:50 PM
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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.
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March 19th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Hey, I'm doing the same thing. No one ever asks me, so I don't really get any reactions. None of their business really. And you're doing a great job!
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March 19th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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You are doing a great job and it isn't anyone's business what you do!
The one time I attempted to feed Finn jar food, he spit it in my face. LOL! Lesson learned.
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March 19th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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No we're in a similar boat, Oz barely eats solids and only wants stuff he can feed himself. I have gotten comments from people being like - you're still breastfeeding? Isn't he eating food?
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March 19th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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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.
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March 19th, 2013, 07:28 PM
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No that's not horrible.. Same thing here, and aj is close to 21 lbs. It neat and amazing how they can get everything they need from us!
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March 19th, 2013, 08:08 PM
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I lie to people. "Yes, she's eating tons of food! Yes, all the time!". None of their business.
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March 19th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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We do exactly what you're doing.
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March 20th, 2013, 04:10 AM
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Some people probably just don't know there are other routes to take that are equally good or better, Missa. Xxx.
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March 20th, 2013, 06:20 AM
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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.
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March 20th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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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.
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March 20th, 2013, 12:37 PM
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I don't give Taryn much either. She'll eat it, no problem, she is just always full after her formula, so I don't force it on her. Apparently, I'm wrong & starving my kid. *shrugs*
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March 20th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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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.
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