Re: Reheating and a few other questions
We heated the food in a saucepan sometimes, or sometimes we used a bottle warmer. We'd just put the bowl on top and it would take a while to thaw it and get it warm. I think the saucepan is fine -- they probably just don't want you to get it too hot. We always gave our LO small amounts, but as much as she wanted. I felt like I was refilling her bowl sometimes. There were days she'd eat two bites, but other days she'd eat 2 servings of pureed/mashed foods plus some finger foods (usually melon or something) afterwards. We never had any problems with her nursing less.
If you're doing purees, getting some more textures can be hard, depending on what you want to do. You can just puree food less or with less water. We wanted to add grains as the texture, so I would have to cook them a long time to get them soft, then I would add them to pureed vegetables. We found some vegetable pasta alphabets that got nice and soft and stirred them into her food. I think the finger foods are a good source of texture -- we always had a combination of both.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.