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Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3308 posts
13th May '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" I looked it up, and that kind of scares me! it seems like a choking hazard..I googled BLW choking, and seen a lot of moms saying their baby choked real bad after trying it."


But a lot of babies don't... it's about being attentive and cutting things into SUPER tiny pieces. My son has never choked, we started BLW at 6.5 months. He rarely has purees, we keep a few in the house just for easy access when he's hungry but food isn't ready yet.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
13th May '13
Quoting Mrs.Mud:" But a lot of babies don't... it's about being attentive and cutting things into SUPER tiny pieces. My ... [snip!] ... at 6.5 months. He rarely has purees, we keep a few in the house just for easy access when he's hungry but food isn't ready yet."



idk maybe but I am scared :/
but for now no more solids! sucks because you can tell he wants them bad! he reaches for our food all the time and devours baby food.

Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5812 posts
13th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫♥♬:</b>" idk maybe but I am scared :/ but for now no more solids! sucks because you can tell he wants them bad! he reaches for our food all the time and devours baby food."</blockquote>




Don't be scared! Give it a few weeks, then try again. Maybe its because DS has never gotten baby food, but he does really well with people food. You can start off with things like avocado, mashed potato, sweet potato, and gradually work up. DS does really well with just small pieces of food now (he's 8 months and we started at like 6.5 months) and he even does well with meat.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
13th May '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" can he still be fussy for days after eating them?"


yes...and he could get some bowel issues even though he is pooping......runny breastmilk poop can sometimes make its way past ''real food'' poop in his intestines. The fussiness could be from straining to get the poop to move slowly out....it can take several days. My bf 6mo old has had cereal 3 times and each time she ended up w/issues going the bathroom for a few day.....she would have regular breast milk poops the a between 1-3 days later have a more solid bowel movement that she had to strain to get out.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
13th May '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" I looked it up, and that kind of scares me! it seems like a choking hazard..I googled BLW choking, and seen a lot of moms saying their baby choked real bad after trying it."

well they must not have been giving them age appropriate foods. When a baby gets to feed themselves they are actually less likely to choke because they have control, also if they did choke it must mean they were not really ready. I gave my son bananas, soft veggies, tiny pieces of whatever we were eating that was soft and he never choked. I sat him in his highchair and put the food on it and let him have at it. i think if spoon feeding works for you,l go for it, I did it with my first before I knew about BLW but now I won't ever go back. My oldest is so picky because that jarred baby food has no flavor and is so bland, whereas my son eats just about everything and is not picky at all, I think giving him real food versus jarred or pureed food really helped with that. But ultimately it is up to you.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
13th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" well they must not have been giving them age appropriate foods. When a baby gets to feed themselves they ... [snip!] ... at all, I think giving him real food versus jarred or pureed food really helped with that. But ultimately it is up to you. "


yup DD is super picky..maybe ill look into it

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
13th May '13

I found some info online about BLW and choking if you are still interested in trying it.



Baby led weaning and choking



If you're considering baby led weaning and researching it for the first time, your biggest concern may be that bypassing purees and giving your babypiecesof food from the very beginning may lead to choking.
There are several reasons, however, why this fear is unfounded.




IMPORTANT NOTE:
Whilst rare, choking is something that can happen at ANY time to ANYONE, including adults. It's always a good idea to be prepared by learning HOW to deal with a choking incident should one ever occur.
There are online instructions available which show you how to help a choking baby, but the best option is to attend an official course dealing with infant resuscitation. Contact your local Red Cross for more information.



Much of the literature published about baby led solids suggests that the associated choking risk is actually LESS than with the traditional method of spoon feeding.
This is based on the premise that a baby is able to intentionally move food to the back of his throat onlyafterhe has developed the ability to chew it.
The theory is that a baby who is controlling what goes into his mouth is less likely to choke than a spoon fed baby, who may suck food to the back of his throat before he is properly able to deal with it.
This is why it is very important NOT to assist your baby when eating, should you choose to follow the baby led weaning approach. If you help your little one to get pieces of food into his mouth that he could not have placed there by himself, then the risk of choking increases significantly.



Read more:http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/baby-led-weaning.html#ixzz2TCLujkeu

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
13th May '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" idk maybe but I am scared :/ but for now no more solids! sucks because you can tell he wants them bad! he reaches for our food all the time and devours baby food."

that may also just be an interest in playing with and feeling the food. I know when I started BLW with my son at 6 months, he played and threw the food, didn't actually feed himself until 8-9months. So it may be that. You can let him play with some soft mushy foods like banana and avocado and see if that's what it is.

BrookeMcalland TTC since Feb 2012; Japan 5 posts
24th May '13

You should just not worry cause weaning have lots of ups and downs. Just be patient and follow baby's cues. You should just make sure she gets enough breastmilk and find the right solids to offer. I first find it hard to tell which solids were recommended for her and which to avoid, but I found this website http://goodmomming.com/ and it kind of solved my problem. You could use it when your baby is ready.