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    Default When to Give Solids Before Nursing..

    When did you ladies start doing that? Do you even need to?

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    Default Re: When to Give Solids Before Nursing..

    I still nurse on demand and now ask Owen if he wants to eat at meal times

    I did read that you should wait 20 minutes after nursing so that the iron is absorbed from the bm but I can't even remember where I read that.
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    Default Re: When to Give Solids Before Nursing..

    When you want to cut down on nursing- maybe eliminate a feed. Or when nursing is no longer really possible (due to whatever... like excruciating pain ). I started offering solids first when I realized that I wasn't going to be able to keep bfing through the whole pregnancy, and I wanted her to have an easy transition rather than just waking up one day to find there was no more milk.
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    Default Re: When to Give Solids Before Nursing..

    We switched to offering solids before nursing shortly after DS turned one.

    DS is OFFERED the following meals / snacks:

    breakfast
    snack
    lunch
    snack
    snack
    dinner

    If he doesn't want to eat solids at those times we don't make a big deal about it.

    Like this morning - DS nursed at about 6:15 am. Around 7:15 he was pointing at the kitchen. I asked if he was hungry and he said yes. So I made bowls of cheerios for both of us. DS ate maybe 3 spoonfulls of cheerios and then said he was done. And then at 7:30 he said he wanted to nurse.
    Lynn
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    Default Re: When to Give Solids Before Nursing..

    After a year.
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    Default Re: When to Give Solids Before Nursing..

    I just recently started doing this for dinner only (so she and I both can eat with the rest of the family and I can cook) - dd2 is almost 11 months.

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    I made sure to nurse before offering solids for a few months and then I stopped being so rigid about it because Laith nurses no matter how much food he's eaten or when he's eaten it. He'll eat with me, then with his Dad an hour later and then have a full nursing session right after that.

    I think Jess is right, though - after a year. (I guess I could have said that up front. )
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    Default Re: When to Give Solids Before Nursing..

    After a year for us.
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    Default Re: When to Give Solids Before Nursing..

    When my supply started decreasing, as a result of the pregnancy. Its not really "necessary" so go with your gut!

    Its also possible to just follow their cue. After a time, Haylee was hungry after an hour or so of nursing. Sometimes she just wanted "real" food, kwim? She was old enough at that point to tell me what she wanted.

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    Default Re: When to Give Solids Before Nursing..

    Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
    She was old enough at that point to tell me what she wanted.


    When my DS is hungry for food he takes me by the hand and drags me into the kitchen.

    Or if he really wants to nurse he'll drag me over to the sofa or the rocking chair.
    Lynn
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