I've started solids with my 7MO DD - a mix of some fork squished food & other vegies/fruit/meat in strips which she has sucked on/bitten & generally mushed around -swallowing some (guess this is a form of BLW)?! She prefers the latter and generally will only eat a mouthful or two of the squished food I offer with the spoon (if she can put it in her own mouth).
I am totally fine with BLW and would prefer she gets used to self feeding to be honest, but I am a bit confused about how much she 'should' be eating at this age. I have heard that eating before one is for fun....I've also heard that a baby's iron reserves deplete after 6mnths so am not sure if I should be trying to make sure she has enough vitamins through foods other than breastmilk each day or if I can go with the flow and let her swallow however much she wants?
How do others doing BLW do this? Most of the iron fortified foods I know of (ie spinach, potato, beans etc etc. I can't see how you could feed to bubs whole?)
Can anyone give me some advice please? Also any suggestions on breakfasts which are ok at 7MO? And is yoghurt ok yet?
Thanks in advance!