Hello all! I get asked this question a lot so I decided to make it into a blog post people could reference. This was originally posted on instagram about 7 months ago, but now it’s here for you to find it more easily.
Feeding Millie: MSF
Back in March, I was asked a LOT about how I planned to feed Millie. Will I do baby lead weaning? Will I make my own baby food? How do I feel about pouches? This is one of those super polarizing topics in motherhood because for some reason we feel that how we feed our children is a direct reflection of how good of a mother we are. We see feeding as some sort of morality issue when it simply isn’t. There are a million factors that go into how you choose to feed your little person and let me tell you what I am the last person on the planet to tell you whether the way you choose is right or wrong.
With John Robert, I made my own baby food. It was all the rage and frankly I had a lot of time on my hands and not a ton of extra cash (Nate was in law school). It was cheap and I was bored. I loved making it!
I have no idea what we did for Scout (HA!) All I remember is her first food was technically a whole peanut her brother fed her around 3 months she luckily spit out. I think we just fed her whatever we were eating smashed so she could handle it? I do know she loved barbecue quinoa casserole from a very young age and that made me very happy.
I have a new method I’m trying for Millie.
It’s called MSF.
Never heard of it? Maybe not because I just made it up!
“Mom’s Sanity Feeding” is comprised of a mixture of eating whatever we eat for dinner with a little BLW mixed in and plenty of pouches on the go. It’s mashing some foods, serving some whole, and making room for a chick-fil-a french fry. It’s understanding that while what she eats is important, it’s not ultimate.
So, with a lot of sighing and groaning from me (I personally love the ease and little clean up from breastfeeding), we made the transition to MSF. First foods: avocado mashed with some breastmilk (doesn’t that sound delightful?) and some steamed sweet potato cut into strips for her to hold and mash.