My next door neighbor lady, an interesting character, stopped over the other day for a visit. Her husband pastors a very conservative baptist church, and she only wears dresses and often a hat too. They recently adopted their 11th child.
While talking about her baby who is almost one, she complained about the many jars of baby food they go through. I asked her if he was eating table foods yet. Then I learned something new.
She described what she called pelican feeding. She chews the food and gives it to the baby. Ewwww!!! Maybe it is a cultural thing. Have some of you heard of this?
Apparently, even though the baby has some teeth now, he refuses to eat table food unless she chews it for him first.
It seems to me that if you have always chewed someone’s food for them and only given them the easily digestible form, you shouldn’t be surprised that they do not want to chew for themselves.