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Old 06-08-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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Re: Baby led weaning and my seven month old

DD3 was EBF until 7 1/2 months old. We are doing BLW'ing and Anna is now 8 1/2 months old. She has had broccoli, sweet potato, avocado, banana, apples, and carrots so far. She has loved everything we have given her. We have also given her cheerios and puffs to "snack" on when we are eating. Once she turns 9 months old, I am going to start giving her whatever we are eating.

I was a little nervous at first, but had some support from a BLW'ing forum. They told me that the babies use the gag reflex at first quite a bit and reassured me that she isn't choking, just bringing the food back to the front of her mouth when it goes to far back. It only lasted a few days and now if it goes back she doesn't use the gag reflex (unless it is really big or she really isn't paying attention) and will continue to chew it down or spit it out of it is too big for her.

Oh, and she doesn't have any teeth. Her gums are hard enough and do the part!
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