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Our First Experience with Baby Led Weaning

Carter is officially 6 months today so we decided to take him to breakfast and begin our Baby Led Weaning (BLW) journey. We were hesitant to start with solids but the benefits outweigh the disadvantages for us. There are so many benefits to BLW. I like the idea of him learning to chew and swallow versus just swallow. I also like that he will get to explore with new foods and textures. Carter is officially 6 months today so we decided to take him to breakfast and begin our Baby Led Weaning (BLW) journey. We were hesitant to start with solids but the benefits outweigh the disadvantages for us. There are so many benefits to BLW. I like the idea of him learning to chew and swallow versus just swallow. I also like that he will get to explore with new foods and textures. At breakfast Carter had pancakes, toast, avocado and strawberries. He was most interested in the pancakes and bread. He did very well and was able to get a few pieces off and swallow it. He gagged a little bit which was scary at first but he was fine. Daddy kind of panicked but I reassured him that gagging was normal. We can’t both freak out although inside I was a little worried. I enjoyed seeing him explore with food and get all messy. He was covered in avocado when we left. I see BLW as a process of exploration at this stage and I’m excited to introduce more foods. I am in no rush for him to eat food consistently because we cloth diaper which means real poop and I don’t want our breastfeeding journey to be over (Yeah, I said it). Breastmilk will continue to be Carter’s primary source of food until he is 1 years old. I mean, does he look like he’s missing any meals? Next up sweet potatoes!

Any mamas have any tips on BLW?

XoXo,
Mishi B.
#slayingmotherhood

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  1. Thank you very much for sharing this post. I think it would be benefited for all new parents. Actually we should care of our baby of every moment. We have to ensure their proper nutrition, breast milk and their safety.

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