i've been starting my LO on solids since her 6-mo. and it's been going well. i recently started having her meals 2x/day where she would have solids in the morning (fruit+rice cereal) at her sitter and for dinner w/ us (vegetable). she's still getting 2 bottles of BM at the sitter (about 3oz. each) and i told the sitter to give the solid meal sometime before her 1st bottle which is around 10am. at home, she would eat 1/2 a container of the gerber 1st foods but after trying out w/ the sitter, they said she ate a whole container w/ some rice cereal added!
from what i've read all over these boards, they say you should still have BM as the main source of food and BF before feeding solids. now, i recently spoke to my LC who suggested solids BEFORE BF since by 10 mos. she should be at 70% solids and that BF should already have decreased to maybe 5x/day total. she also suggested adding the 2nd solid meal (w/ the sitter) since i was only giving solids once during dinner. BF on demand was still recommended and that naturally the BF feedings should decrease due to increasing the solids.
as u can see i'm confused yet again since i'm so used to EBM and am lost at the transitioning w/ solids being a 1st-time mom. i still would like to wean my LO by a year as recommended but until then, i would still like to keep BFing and have been successful at not needing to supplement w/ formula even though the amt. i provide is on the low end. my LO still BF 7x/day which includes the 2 bottles.
so, my question (sorry for being longwinded) is how i should be scheduling solids and BF until the 1-year mark so i can successfully wean her by then?