Sabrina - posted on 10/17/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
My Daughter is 5.5 months old and we are getting ready to start solids. A friend of mine is using the BLW approach and swears by it but I have some concerns. I'm not sure going straight from breast milk to solid food is a great idea, there's no digestive preparation in that? She says that the cereals have little to no nutritional value to them but aren't they supposed to be the main source of iron as their stores are depleated by 6 months? I've tried giving her the cereal and the first time she loved it, the second she wouldn't even open her mouth. I've also given her butternut squash (a stick as per the BLW guides) and she gaged and vomited. I've tried a few other things and she seems to like them for the most part. I was just wondering if anyone is using this method and if you can give me some of your experiences with it? I'ld also love to hear from anyone with an older child who used this method.