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Thread: Still Strictly BF'ing--Start Solids?

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Still Strictly BF'ing--Start Solids?

    He was 6 months and sitting unassisted, as well as showing clear interest in our food and in eating. He has such a good time eating!

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    Default Re: Still Strictly BF'ing--Start Solids?

    Luke was 5 mos when we really started but I agree with everyone to wait til 6 mos. We had a false start at 4.5 then cut back to nursing exclusively. Then solids (cereal and purees) at 5 mos. It worked out ok but I didnt know what I was doing and was feeding him waaaay too much. He is 10 mos now and eat three meals a day. Sometimes just purees and cheerios, sometimes whatever we are eating if it is safe for him.

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    My LO is going to be 6 months on the 28th of this month. I tried cereal once a couple of months ago but I decided to stop. We saw his Ped and he mentioned that it was ok to start him on single solids. I guess I'm just being selfish because when he starts solids that means alternately he will nurse less.

    We had such an unexpected hard time at the beginning (bad latch, mastitis twice in the same month, cracked and bleeding nipples) which I never had with my oldest LO. So, we are nursing well now and I'm not sure I'm ready to give that up.
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    Default Re: Still Strictly BF'ing--Start Solids?

    my lo does not nurse any less often now then she did before we started solids.

    a this point solids should be in addition to bm not a replacement.

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    Vampire seems like we have a good bit in common! LOL I also started my LO on solids "early". He was just ready. I think mother nows best, no matter what you choose!
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    We started BLS around 6 months but DD was getting so constipated I went back to EBF till 9-10 months. I would encourage you to wait. You're not being selfish; you're following your instincts.

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    Default Re: Still Strictly BF'ing--Start Solids?

    My first child I started feeding solids at almost 6 months, but he wouldn't have it. As a result we waited and he didn't take to it until 13 months! And some peds still believe breastmilk turns into water after 12 months

    With my second and current child, I just started this week with pureed bananas. She's almost 6 months old and unlike my son, VERY interested in food and likes her mashed bananas so far. I find it fun to feed someone who actually likes to be fed. To this day my son (4) still doesn't like to eat (unless it's cookies and ice cream of course!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiesmom816 View Post
    I gave DD cereal for the first time right at 6 months and she was not interested at all. I tried again at 7 mo and it was a little better. I offered it once every week after that and around 8-8 1/2 months she decided she was ready and hasn't stopped eating since!
    I am so happy to read this! My dd is almost 7 mos, and is not into eating anything. She sits supported only. I am EBF-ing her, and that is all she wants right now. I am glad that is ok! Her Doc said that by her next appt he wanted her on one cereal, one veggie, and one fruit at least! I may have to break the news to him she just is not READY!!!
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    Default Re: Still Strictly BF'ing--Start Solids?

    I tried giving my LO cereal mixed with BM but his mouth motor skills just aren't ready for it yet. He still has the automatic sticking out the tongue response as if he's nursing. He's reaching for everything but heck you know babies they want everything in their mouths anyway.

    I was glad that I tried though more so for my husband because sometimes when the nights are long he thinks maybe he needs cereal but now he sees he can't take it from a spoon. Although his response was put the cereal in a bottle--I don't know that I want to do that either.
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    Default Re: Still Strictly BF'ing--Start Solids?

    Quote Originally Posted by malleyboo View Post
    I was glad that I tried though more so for my husband because sometimes when the nights are long he thinks maybe he needs cereal but now he sees he can't take it from a spoon. Although his response was put the cereal in a bottle--I don't know that I want to do that either.
    A lot of experts have warned against this as it is a choking hazard. You can tell DH that introducing solids does not mean that he will sleep better.

    L e i l a, married to hubby, loving our "bock-ee" kinda girl, 6.23.06
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