Monday, June 14, 2010

Baby-led weaning

So Audrey is almost 6-month-old.  Only a few days left of EBF (Exclusive Breast Feeding).  On the 17th, we plan to introduce solids.  I'm not sure how I feel about this new stage of her life.  Up until now all 17 lbs of Audrey have come from me.  Every little roll, chunky toe, and double chin have come from me. 

I'm not sure I'm ready to share her with others.  I have taken her meal times as mommy and me time.  We talk and I get her all to myself.  But I know it's time.  To be honest, it's been time.  She's shown interest in "real food" at like 5 months but I wanted to hit the 6-months of EBF mark.  With all of the food allergies that DH has I wanted to give her the best chance at living allergy-free.  I hope the EBF helps. 

We are doing baby-led weaning so no baby-food.  We will start with some cut up banana.  I'll post pictures.  I also plan to video.  It is a new phase and here we go.


  1. Hi! I found you thanks of The Blogs by Latinas, and I think our babies are very close to each other, I'm a first time mom too. I already introduced food to my Kung Fu Baby, I gave him organic brown rice cereal and wasn't good, then I tried with some homemade baby food, bought a butternut squash and he loved it, we've been doing this for a week now.

  2. Hope it goes well!

  3. We are trying to do the whole food thing so that we aren't spoon feeding her. I've had several friends that have gone that route and they love it. Just cut it into pieces and lay it in front of them. They have all told me to not worry about how much is eaten just let her "play." We'll see, we start tomorrow!