There are enough foods that are soft enough for a baby who has firm gums to chew without teeth that there is no need to purée foods just to make them edible for toothless babies.
Breastfeeding is a child’s first introduction to the flavor of everything the family eats. The longer children breastfeed, the more time they have to get acquainted with foods through their mothers’ milk. Breastfeeding also serves as a safety net ensuring that nutritional needs are met, allowing leisurely adoption of new foods.
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Weaning from the breast signified not only a transition from one source of food to another, but also a transition in the way my daughter understood herself and dealt with the world. The basic ability to gauge one’s own hunger and satiety, cultivated at the breast, will serve one well at the plate.
As Michael Pollan says, “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.”