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    Default how does it work?

    when starting solid food, do i still BF when my baby wakes up at night? or do i give him a sippy cup with pumped breastmilk?

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    Default Re: how does it work?

    how old is your lo? For the first year breastmilk is the staple, and solids are secondary. I would definitely continue breastfeeding on demand, during the day and night.
    ~Jenn~


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    Default Re: how does it work?

    The best way to know how to do it when it comes to starting solids - is to follow babies lead.
    So when he shows signs of readiness (see link here for those signs) You can go from there.

    If he shows interest in nusring at night still, and you choose to do so - it's perfectly okay to do that!

    With regard to a sippy cup you can intro that when you intro solids and put a little water or BM in there... but keep in mind up until the first years solids are for fun and practicing - BM 'should' be the main source of nutrition

    More info here on soilds too
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    I'm still breastfeeding at night on demand even though my son has been eating solids for over 6 months now I think. It helps him go back to sleep at night, and he's such a skinny little guy that I don't feel like it will harm him in the least do still do it.

    Though the sippy cup with breastmilk seems abit out there too me, since he just can get it on tap from you. Why bother with having to get a sippy cup when you can just nurse him?

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    Default Re: how does it work?

    does that mean i dont give him any water? just breastmilk and some solids during the day? all those links help but you know, they never quite give you the whole picture of all the logistics...

    thanks for all your comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jipjip View Post
    does that mean i dont give him any water? just breastmilk and some solids during the day? all those links help but you know, they never quite give you the whole picture of all the logistics...

    thanks for all your comments
    he doesn't "need" water. You can give him an ounce or so if you want (a lot of people use water to teach their LO's how to use a sippy cup because they don't want their breastmilk to end up on the floor), but it isn't necessary for your lo to have water.

    Even with solids, babies should still nurse at least 6 times in a 24 hour period I read this a little while ago . . . let me go find the link.
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

    ************************************************** ************************************************** *****************
    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jipjip View Post
    does that mean i dont give him any water? just breastmilk and some solids during the day? all those links help but you know, they never quite give you the whole picture of all the logistics...

    thanks for all your comments
    You're right - maybe you can go back to the pages and print them out... lots of people (myself included) like to have something tangible ro read from - then you can post to your fridge or somthing.. Let us know any holes you're left with after reading those links

    and I think I just figured out what you were initially asking - were you asking if you have to give a cup for a night feeding instead of nursing, once solids are started?
    Click here to find an LLL leader near you...or call 1 877 4 LA LECHE for help now.

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    We demand that our childcare providers are CPR certified... why don't we demand the same of ourselves! Get certified!

    I lost 22 lbs in 8 months... with a bit of determination and common sense information from this book.

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    This is not the link I was looking for, but it may help Solids - Kellymom
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

    ************************************************** ************************************************** *****************
    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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    Default Re: how does it work?

    Thanks everyone. i know we start with solids once a day to begin with... and until when i should introduce more meals of solids? i know it will be different for every baby but approximate when i should introduce more meals a day? and how many breastfeedings at the same time?

    thanks again for your help

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    Default Re: how does it work?

    Sorry.. what i meant is that

    @ the Kellymom website it says:
    7 - 9 months Watch baby's cues - this is particularly easy if baby nurses beforehand and most/all of the solids are offered to baby to self-feed. Increase solids gradually if baby is interested, with a maximum of 2 meals per day.

    do i still breaskfeed before giving solids? or these 2 meals replace the BF?

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