Re: How do you know when it's time 4 sol
If you and your baby both enjoy nursing, I think there is little reason to fear that your baby will wean before a year just because you've introduced solids. I mean, some babies do go on hard-core nursing strikes that result in early weaning- I personally know of 2 who have done that. But it's still really rare! So I think the small risk of a strike is not really worth sacrificing the benefit of letting baby eat solids prior to a year of age. Babies really get a lot out of solids, even if they don't need them. The educational experience alone- tasting new tastes, using new motor skills, experimenting with new textures- those are really valuable developmental experiences.
Have you considered trying baby-led solids? It's very compatible with breastfeeding, and completely avoids the need for and challenges of spoon-feeding.
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