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"Baby Led Weaning"??

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kfbris has <1 years experience.

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My daughter in law also does baby led weaning. It terrifies me. My Gdaughter is 9 months old and has 3 teeth. She was eating strings of pot roast and gagging over and over. Then she was trying to avoid the pot roast and go for the carrots and potatoes--wouldn't you. How fun must it be to come close to vomiting over and over while you eat. Mealtime should be enjoyable, not a huge struggle. Another thing that I worry about is that the kid can't actually eat as much as they normally would. This means too much milk, which equals too much weight gain. And an infant needs a lot of iron for brain development. If they are on breast milk, they won't get enough without iron rich foods. I say let the kids develop their oral-motor skills with purees then chopped foods. Stop the parent competitions. Anybody can shove a chicken leg into a 6 month old's hand and get a snapshot when it goes into his or her mouth. Big news--it's no accomplishment. They stick things in their mouth. Anybody with experience knows that they peruse the environment grabbing anything and everything. As parents/Gparents, it's are job to pull dangerous things out, not to stick them in. As for the rice cereal scare: It's about arsenic. It is absorbed into our foods from the environment. It has been found that rice absorbs a lot more of the stuff than other foods. (and white rice more than brown) The AAP has decided that it is safe as long as it is not exclusive and is being fed with a variety of other cereals. They also have changed their recommendation for reflux kids to the use of oatmeal instead of rice cereal.

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I have 2 young children, today is actually the baby's 1st birthday. It's huge right now in mommy groups. They claim it's not "real" choking and gagging is different than choking. They have a superiority complex, that this is "better" in some way. They post pictures feeling their babies hunks of steak, uncut pizza, etc. It's clear there's a lack of understanding in anatomy and child development... I believe within a few years this will fall out of favor.

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My friend does this.. she's also anti-vax vegan anti-pharmac etc.. point made.

I don't agree with it.

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