First I want to thank everyone for their comments of support when it comes to exclusively breastfeeding Lydia. It's nice to know that someone besides Travis supports my decision to delay the introduction of table foods.
I've been thinking about the situation and I wonder if part of the reason they are a little more likely to feed infants is because they formula fed. Or do formula feeding moms have the same difficulties? Usually I have found that my peers are on board with waiting to introduce table foods, which is why I was so surprised that it was Trav's cousin who was going to give Lydia the frosting. But she did formula feed her babies. Any thoughts on this?
Also, I totally agree with you, Maiasaura. I wouldn't have fed my baby salty, buttery potatoes, even if she was one. My dream is that my kids will crave fruit instead of sweets and that they'll eat their vegetables without loading them with butter. I mean, have you looked at obese America lately? I can't help but think that giving our 3 month olds cake is a part of the problem.
All of this isn't to say that Lydia won't eat cake and cookies. But I am going to wait until she's closer to one year old before I let her try it and that will only be after she has eaten bananas, beans, berries, carrots and other good foods that aren't likely to develop into a food allergy.
Right? Can I get an "Amen!"?