Henry is still breastfed. Henry is a big baby. Henry eats a lot.
When he turned 6 months old, I thought I’d like a nice break from nursing him 12-16 times a day [yes, really] and give him some food. We skipped the cereal, and I had grand plans to feed him homemade baby food or let him feed himself [baby led weaning, which I think is an odd name since he’s not weaning, yet, but anyway …] – then I passed by the baby food aisle at the grocery store and laziness won over.
I think BLW is great. I think making your own food is great. I did both with Emma and Lucy, and I will be letting Henry feed himself some of what we’re eating very soon. But I fully admit that I took the lazy way out this time around. Third kid syndrome is alive and well!
Also, Ken enjoys finally getting to take part in his feedings since I exclusively breastfed until now.
The moral of this story is: don’t feed your kids prunes twice in one day unless you are ready to reap the consequences in the 5am diaper.