Re: How Much? How often?
They do get nutrition from solids, but you don't want the nutrition from the solids to replace the nutrition from breastmilk. Breastmilk has fat, calcium, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals- it's hard to find a solid that is as nutritionally complete as mama's milk, or as nutritionally dense. In terms of caloric content, breastmilk is generally more calorie-dense than solids! So why replace breastmilk- the perfect food- with something that isn't as good?
Originally Posted by @llli*connors-mommy
Sorry you had that experience, mama. I think your doc's recommendation is pretty silly- first of all, there's nothing wrong with a baby not doubling his/her birth weight by a specific date as long as he/she is otherwise healthy, and if you want to gain weight, what would you eat: a milkshake, or some rice cereal?
The reason that the dr wanted me to start solids so early was because he was 1lb off from doubling his birth weight at 4months. I didn't feel that he was ready for solids or lacking in any way (she mentioned that "maybe you aren't producing enough milk for him", which REALLY screwed with my head and made me go to try all the herbal stuff and other things to up my production, which I have come to the conclusion is FINE) on breast milk only, so I waited.
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