So i know that you're supposed to nurse and then give solids an hour later so that breastmilk is the primary food. However, it doesn't work too well with when she generally naps and I end up either feeding her almost right after nursing or sometimes delaying her nursing at night. (ie. I used to nurse her at 4:30pm then again at 5:30pm for bedtime because she loves to nurse as her wind down routine but now I give her solids instead of the 4:30pm nursing.) And I am only feeding her twice a day so far. She is almost 7.5 months old and at her 6 month check up was 14lbs8oz.
How does everyone else do it? I don't do jarred foods but I'm not doing BLW either. I just mash up or grate her food and feed her with a spoon and stop when she shows disinterest.
Here's kind of how our day goes:
wake up: anytime between 6:30 and 7:30am
nurse about 30 minutes after waking
first nap: about 1.5-2 hours after wake up (tends to be around 9am)
nurse around 10 or 10:30am depending on length of nap
1/2 a medium banana at 11am
second nap: between 11:30 and 12pm
nurse around 1:30pm depending on length of nap (used to be an hour and a half to 2 hours but lately been only doing 45 min)
third nap: around 2:30pm (unless second nap lasted 2 hours then skip this)
1/4-1/2 cup of a vegetable (usually carrots with a bit of apple, tried avocado yesterday) around 4pm
bath around 5pm
nurse before bed around 5:30pm
in bed and sleeping by 6:30pm
Does anybody else have a better routine or can make suggestions to improve mine? Am I doing it wrong? Am I giving her enough to eat?