I have been EBF my LO...She's now just 6 1/2 months. This whole solid thing confuses the heck out of me! I know it sounds silly, but I guess I just need a little guidance from some of you alumni... I really haven't started any strict schedule... She mainly has been having solids once a day...at night when my hubbie and I eat...but sometimes not at all. I have offered rice cereal...but she doesn't really like it... She loves bananas, applesauce, and sweet potatoes. I also give her apple juice and water from a sippy cup with meals. She eats about 3-4 tablespoons of food then I BF as long as she'll eat. I have been doing this for a few weeks now, but not EVERY night.
I know I need to get into a better routine, but I need some advice and some menu ideas... How would you add another meal, and what do you offer? Should I offer 2 foods in one meal at this time or not? How and when do you offer new foods (ie: meats, crackers, etc.) How often should she be eating solids???
I am just overwhelmed...LO has been EBF and has never had a bottle. I have become so used to the convenience of BF...This seems a little tricky! I am also concerned about my BM supply, although it doesn't seem to be an issue right now.
Sorry for the long post, but this first timer needs your help!