We have done BLS for our son, and so far, we haven't found anything that he won't eat. We don't do a large volume of solids, though. He will get pieces of what we're eating at dinner (sometimes lunch), or at dinner we'll give him some fruit/veg of his own - banana or apple in a mesh feeder, for example. He *only* wants foods he can hold himself. I have 2 (well, 3) questions:
1. How much food (volume wise) should we be giving him now? He's 7 months old. I suspect that since it's all for practice anyway, it doesn't matter, but I don't want to deprive the boy!
2. Are we still doing okay to do 1x a day? Daycare said they'll do whatever we ask, so there's no pressure from anyone (well, maybe our parents ) but I just want to make sure we're doing the thing that's best for him.
3. Any tips on foods he can handle himself? He has a very early pincer grasp, and 2 teeth (with more coming very soon). He refuses food from a spoon and doesn't love eating from my finger either (but he will, sometimes). We have tried banana, but it's too slippery for him to handle.
I have asked our pedi, but she's very much in the camp of, "Do what feels right" for now - of course she gave us the "Don't feed" list, but other than that, she's not pushing me either way.