Alot of people talk about Baby Led Solids on this site, and I am very curious about it. I did read the info on this link. . . http://www.borstvoeding.com/voedseli...lw/engels.html. . . but I wanted to get some more feedback.
My son is almost 3 months, but I want to start making a decision about when and what I want to introduce.
I am to this for many reasons- it would be great to see him eat real food, and it seems more beneficial for his motor skills to learn to feed himself at his own pace. The thought of "forcing" him to eat really turns me off. . .and after watching my friend spoon feed her son just for him to throw it all back up, I was even more turned off (not that I think a BLS baby doesn't throw up lol). Also little kids hardly ever finish their food, so if they were eating something I also eat, I could conceivably finish it and not waste as much.
I would like to make SOME things and freeze them in ice cubes, but I would probably buy a few purees for the harder to do ones (I hear green beans are hard).
My questions- What are the benefits of BLS? Is it a well known thing?
Is it realistic for a single mom who is a student? I didn't think it would be, but that link made it seem pretty chillaxed. It almost seemed easier?
My family has probably never heard of this and might think I'm crazy. My mom assumes I'll do the rice cereal and then move on to the jars, etc. Which I might do some of. But I'm curious about this. What can I say to them? (when I'm home on breaks, etc) Are most pediatricians knowledgeable/supportive of this? I want to start when Connor is interested I think. I don't want to deny him if he wants to explore.
There is no history of food allergies, so that is not SO much of a concern. Right now Connor mostly gets formula along with pumped milk. My breastfeeding story is in another thread (which can always use replies! lol)
Since I'm sure the pediatrician will bring it up at his appointment in March, I want to know my stuff so I can have an informed discussion with them.
What do y'all think?