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Yes, I know it’s messy – but that means it’s even more fun! I love feeding myself, choosing what to put in my mouth, what to fling on the floor and what to smear on my ears. Though I must admit any juicy fruit and veg like cucumbers or melons get a bit uncomfortable to sit on after a while, and feeding yourself takes time – it’s not like scoffing up purees with a spoon.

There’s plenty of information out there about what it involves so I won’t bore you with all the details.  I haven’t followed BLW religiously, mostly because Mummy didn’t know about it when she first gave me solids. But combining it with eating purees is great too. And I can assure you – however, scary it looks when a baby gags on a piece of carrot or apple, they’re fine. We’re more clever than you think – if we can’t cope with too big a bite we gag and it comes out, we won’t choke. And if you don’t believe me, have a look at this:

http://baby-led.rhgdsrv.co.uk/index.htm

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Breastfeeding is not obscene! There’s nothing wrong with breastfeeding! Women shouldn’t have to hide when they are breastfeeding! OK, I wasn’t born yesterday. I know all this. But let’s be honest – it’s not really that straightforward, is it? Especially if your mum is only beginning to learn how it all works and gets you and herself all covered in milk – believe me, I know something about it. And it’s no fun feeding when your mum is stressed. Worse still – would you want to risk missing a feed because your mum has taken you out and is not quite up to facing all those disapproving looks? Obviously not. A nursing cover was an excellent find! I’ve been breastfed “under cover” in parks, restaurants, airports, shopping centres and mountain refuges. All with an added advantage of not being distracted by the outside world and being able to look my mother straight in the eye. Mother loves all the elegant designs of Bebe au Lait covers, she even found it hard to part from the plastic box the cover came in. I can’t quite understand that myself. And personally, I think that rather than choosing one of the elegant designs she should have gone for a cow print cover – somehow seems more suitable. But she’s the boss.

 

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