I've been nursing my 6 M old since birth with just a few bottles here and there early on. Once he got to 3 M he decided he didn't like bottles at all so we EBF. Around 5 months he started really showing signs that he wanted to eat food. So I gave him cereal and he was ecstatic!! He gobbled it down and it was clear his tongue thrust reflex was gone. At 5.5 months I tried lowering the amount of cereal and offering him some pureed veggies too since he was getting a little constipated. That seemed to help. He LOVES solids. When I get him in the chair he giggles and squeals with excitement. But now in the last day or two he has really shorted his nursing time. He'll suck for a couple of minutes, then look around. Suck for a little more, then look around. He's not as serious about it as he once was, if that makes any sense. Plus he also sleeps through the night, so between this and the solids, I'm afraid he's going to kill my supply and he's not going to want to nurse any more!! I ALWAYS try to nurse him first before I give him solids, and I refuse at this point to give him any solids before noon, since my milk supply is huge. But I don't want to hold him back just because *I* love nursing so much, KWIM?
Oh and another thing...he wants to drink from a cup too. After he kept trying to steal my cup one to many times, I put some BM in a beginner cup and he did really well with it. Of course after 5 minutes, he wanted to nurse because it just wasn't the same. LOL
So do you think I'm doing okay? I don't want to push him too fast, but he seems to be really ready for the food. But I want to BF as long as possible this time, since I didn't with my first.