I know all about that pressure mazza. My parents live in Mississippi, which is about as southern as you can get. When my daughter was little, and we were down there, they'd stick her pacifier in tea TEA to rinse it off. My cousin's daughter (who lives down there and is my own child's age) was on cereal at about two months, baby food by four, and solid...TABLE foods by a year. She's now six and wears a young woman's 16. They gave her ice cream and all sorts of crap. Her Mom also told me that while she was at the sitter's (a ninety yo woman), she got to eat butter right out of the dish.
The only bright spot in this is that they learned a lesson. She had another daughter and did things by the book...which was really such a relief. Anyway, I just get annoyed at that. It is a race, I got the worst looks for sticking to a plan with Madison. Whenever I visited. They just didn't understand why I wasn't in a hurry.
Anyway, you know, they're only young once...why do we always want to rush everything?