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    Default How long to wait after bfing to offer solids?

    My lo is 7.5 months old and we currently are doing a solid feeding at dinner time and at breakfast time if we are introducing a new food. I always try to nurse him befrore his meal and then wait 45 min-1 hr before offering solids. I thought I read this somewhere. Is it necessary to wait this long, or can I nurse and then right after offer dinner? Thanks!
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    Default Re: How long to wait after bfing to offer solids?

    I dunno what you are supposed to do. I nurse my 9.5 month old every 1-2 hours during the day . She eats solids 3-4 times so pretty much every time she eats solids its right after nursing her. I don't think you need to wait.

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    Default Re: How long to wait after bfing to offer solids?

    I don't think its necessary to wait but if I don't wait at least 30 min, my lo won't eat much. I guess she is just full. However, that doesn't apply to cheerios, she will eat them anytime, anywhere, lol!
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    Default Re: How long to wait after bfing to offer solids?

    DS nursed frequently and at that age, at very little in the way of solids, so I never worried about when I gave him what. I just nursed on demand and fed him when we ate. It didn't influence how much he ate.

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    Default Re: How long to wait after bfing to offer solids?

    That's exactly what we do. I nurse him and give him 45 minutes or so, then offer solids (which is a funny way to put it with regard to him, because he has never refused that "offer" lol).

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    Default Re: How long to wait after bfing to offer solids?

    Quote Originally Posted by I-Man's Momma View Post
    DS nursed frequently and at that age, at very little in the way of solids, so I never worried about when I gave him what. I just nursed on demand and fed him when we ate. It didn't influence how much he ate.
    It depends on if Norah is awake when we are eating breakfast, lunch or dinner...if she is, I put Mary Jo in the high chair and toss some vittles her way! It can be as easy or complicated as you want, but I suggest to look at the child and not the clock.
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    Default Re: How long to wait after bfing to offer solids?

    i had some questions about solids in this forum not too long ago and got this great link :
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/so...olids-how.html

    according to this link, you SHOULD nurse first, so you dont start feeding solids to a hungry baby. at this age it is more about the taste and idea of eating than about the nutrition i gather.

    good luck.
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    Default Re: How long to wait after bfing to offer solids?

    Thanks everyone!
    Erin
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