Re: Preparing to start solids
I can give you my experience only.
1. My baby wasn't interested in solids really till about 9 months
2. I make all her food but no cereal or grains. Babies can't digest them although you can soak oats and research other ways to do that type of food.
3. Her solids intake got really good at 11/12 months. Now almost at 13 months my supply hasn't dipped at all.
I nurse morning, evening and overnight mon - fri and pump during the day at work. On weekends I nurse. Solids are offered after or with milk or in between. Although milk is her hydration so a little after as well.
4. When baby was born I thought weaning was a planned event. Now I realize that nursing is the cure for teething pain, tired cranky baby, baby who needs closeness and comforting etc. weaning is a nice thought, I can't even fathom it right now. Life would be so much harder without that magic boob tool in my tool kit. I guess some babies lose interest and that's a different story. Not mine!
1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12