T will be 6 months in just a few weeks (where has the time gone??) He seems ready for solids now and I admit I gave him a taste of mushed up bananas and although he was like "What is this stuff mom?" he seemed to enjoy it.
I used a spoon because I'm just not sure how to cut up food to do BLS.
My mom and I were in BRU yesterday and we went to the purees and I wrote down all the first foods in my phone so I have them. I told my mom I'd do sweet potatoe fries (as I've heard some mamas on here do that with the sweet potatoes) and she said not to do that because T might bite off more than he can chew and choke.
So now I'm just really unsure about giving him actual food pieces and as much as I didnt want to do purees Im feeling more comfortable with that, until he's a bit older and then change to BLS.
I didnt plan to start solids until he was 6 months old, but he just seems so ready now. He loves to practice his pincher grasp on me but I havent seen him do it when he's not nursing. He is pretty much sitting up unsupported (I have my hands on him but not holding him up just because he can't sit up by himself 100% yet. He doesn't have the tongue thrust reflex (I gave him a bit of bananas and he didn't spit it back out) and he shows tons of interest in what DH and I are eating/drinking and will usually get fussy/cranky if he's in his exersaucer or playpen when DH and I are eating. So I'm really confused.
Breastfeeding is just so simple. No worrying about cutting up or pureeing food, or if he's old enough or ready to start. Can I just breastfeed him forever?
Is there a BLS book that tells you how big to cut up certain foods? or a website?
At my LLL meeting two leaders suggested that mesh feeder so then I wouldn't have to worry about him choking but they said its a pain in the butt to clean.
sorry this is all jumbled. DH came home for lunch/to pick something up and I was totally surprised.