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Thread: Premies and 6 month breast feed period

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    Default Premies and 6 month breast feed period

    Does any body knows if premies needs to be feed breast milk up to the corrected age or if they only need it for 6 months..... my lo is almost 5 month pediatrician wants me to introduce solids to the baby but I want to wait until the appropiate time... she was born 8 weeks early so thats makes her up to 8 months..... any advise gladly apreciated

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    Default Re: Premies and 6 month breast feed period

    Our pediatrician told us to wait until the twins were 6 months corrected before we started solids. That put them at 7 1/2 months. How is your baby developmentally? Showing any signs of readiness? What do you want to do? What does your gut say?
    Mommie to big sister Eszter, and twinnies Sophia and Josiah

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    Default Re: Premies and 6 month breast feed period

    I always go by the corrected age and then after that see if the baby is ready. My preemie just wasn't ready for solids till she was over a year old.

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    Default Re: Premies and 6 month breast feed period

    My baby was born at 33 weeks and I always guided myself by corrected age....so I started solids at 71/2 months....anyway, he just was not ready before....So far so good. 6 months is a general guideline for full term babies....
    Karina, Neonatal Nurse, mother to Martin, born at 33 weeks 02/11/2007...
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    Default Re: Premies and 6 month breast feed period

    Mine was ready in some ways, not in others. So I held him back.

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