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Julieg: Been BLWing for 2 weeks, Ben has been great but now seems to break pieces off into his mouth and gets really distressed as can't move it around in his mouth - making family meals a bit stressful! Things that he was spitting out now seem to get 'stuck' but other things (partic carrot) are going down and out the other end! Is this just the frustration phase that will pass, should I be limiting food choices so that he can't break pieces off (hard things only?). What do you think?
I think this is all part of the learning process. It may be worth not mixing up the textures too much within one meal for a while – just to give him the chance to practise with one degree of hardness at a time. Do make sure he’s sitting properly upright, to give him the best chance of spitting out what he can’t cope with. It may be worth reminding ourselves that babies take a while to get the hang of any new activity (crawling, walking) – it can take days or weeks to really master it. Eating involves lots of different skills that kick in at different times: Ben is just discovering how to move food around his mouth – that involves a lot of different muscles and co-ordination.
Lizum: Is it possible for LO to eat too much fruit? DS is 10 months and ate two whole bananas today! And that wasn't the only fruit.
Also, I really have no clue when it comes to portion size.
I don’t think they can overdo it if they are truly choosing for themselves. Babies decide their own portion size from day to day. Just file these days away in your memory, to offset the times in the future when he will seem to live on fresh air!