He loved it. Has no family history of allergies. Was ped. approved. Still BF the same amount, and still does. Was already sleeping well, not giving solids for that reason. He was a very fussy baby and just needed something new to do and loved his solids. It wasn't and still isn't his main source of nutrition. He had rice cereal for a month then I started stage 1, then at 6 months started stage 2. I do what worked for us, and he is a happy and growing baby. I am not saying you should or should not do it. It is a families decision, each individualized. I was being brave to even post on here about this being that I go against the grain. Hold the tar and feathers please. It is a personal decision, way the pros and cons and make your decision accordingly.
But - you're correct in that everyone should do what works best for them. :gvibes
And since the original question was was what do we think, as a colloective... I'll answer that too - I'd wait until he could ist up well on his own and could feed himself. I'll spare you all the details but I waited until 6 mo+ because I didn't find any value to the solids.
I like what this section of the linked page says about solids and readiness. :D
I also like this page about solid readiness :)
(hope these links weren't dups other put up :))
Wouldn't it be replacing it only if the nursing decreases? Clayton always nurses like crazy. He is a true boob man. LOL
No tar and feathers here, mom. Just:hugs and :love. (Insert peace sign here)It's not always easy to tell what the exact tone is of people's comments. Most mommas are here to share their experience. Opinions are sometimes sought and given. It's all good! I keep thinking about that line: Watch the baby, not the calendar. As much trouble as I see on this forum of moms dealing with their babies' constipation when they start solids (especially with cereal) I don't understand what the rush is aside from adorable Kodak moments.:)
I forgot to mention that I started solids too early, at 4 months. Then a few months later I read a bunch of studies for my schoolwork (I'm studying to be an IBCLC) and realized that the EBF-for-6-full-months group came out on top health-wise every single time. :ita And so I came to regret my decision, which was made basically out of boredom with our old routine, a desire for those goopy pea-face high chair shots, and a secret wild desperate hope that it would in fact improve her night sleep in spite of everything I heard to the contrary... :o
At any rate I'm a little aggravated that my pedi didn't have up-to-date information to give me when he gave the green light. But is that really a surprise? :rolleyes: I swear everything they know is based on FF babies. Mothers way back when HAD to start solids early (like we're talking at 2 weeks :yikes ) because the artificial milks were often quite deficient. And the practice seems to want to stick.
So anyway, I'd have to tar and feather myself first. :p And as much as I hate these grimy old sweatpants it hasn't come to that...yet! :lol :gvibes
my son is still nursing as much as before the solids..at this age theyre a complement to bm not a replacement.
And how old is your son? You don't say. How long ago did you intro solids? How do you know he's getting the same amount of milk? And even if he were getting the same amount as before, don't you think if the solids weren't introduced that he would be getting MORE milk now than before? Otherwise, he would be getting extra calories that he doesn't need, right?