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Old 09-29-2011, 12:48 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by anj

I'm not being snarky- I'm honestly curious. What about foods that adults eat as purees? In our house we eat applesauce, fruit smoothies, hummus, and several types of pureed soups (like tomato and butternut squash). I'm sure there are others, but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I wouldn't withhold those foods from my daughter simply because they are pureed. She eats "regular" food quite well, but since these foods are part of our diet, I would say they should be offered too.
One major aspect of blw is not spoon feeding. While I'd give my son Apple sauce and mashed potatoes he had to feed him self. I wouldn't count a pouch as blw. They're sucking a puree out of a pouch. Blw(to me anyways) is about letting a child learn how to taste foods and get the feel for self feeding. It's also about not measuring food or worrying about how much or how little they eat. Eating out of a pouch is like a baby holding their own bottle imo. I want to also say if it works for you that's great. If you consider is blw but I wouldn't be surprised if most people don't.
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