Ask Gastromommy: Teeth

A common question about BLW is, “How can my baby eat solids without teeth?” This is an entirely logical question. As an adult, it’s hard to imagine chewing and eating food without teeth. Nonetheless, babies do not need teeth to eat solids. They have very hard gums, which they can use to mash food down. If you put your finger in your baby’s mouth and he bites on it between his gums, you will be amazed and shocked to see how hard and strong they are!

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