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Thread: Pumping for solids?

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    Default Pumping for solids?

    I'm getting ready to start my 6 mo LO on solids. I want to mix his cereal with breastmilk instead of water or formula. LO will not take a bottle, so I don't pump anymore. Any tips on when and how often I should pump for this purpose?
    Thanks
    SAHM to DS1 (Jan. 08) and DS2 (Jan. 10)

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    Default Re: Pumping for solids?

    LLLI recommends that solid foods be used as a supplement during the first year, rather than as a primary source of nutrition. Taking that approach means that you'd need very little milk to mix with cereal since you'd be giving such a little amount of cereal.

    To figure out exactly how much milk you'd need, you can try mixing cereal with water until you get the consistency you want. Yes, you'll end up throwing away that batch of cereal (maybe a teaspoon's worth).

    LLLI suggests starting solids with fruits such as banana, rather than cereal as is often recommended. http://www.llli.org/FAQ/firstfoods.html

    Also, make sure your baby is ready for solids before you start http://www.llli.org/FAQ/solids.html

    Have fun and enjoy the mess
    Marianne
    LLL Leader

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    Default Re: Pumping for solids?

    I've noticed quite a few references to baby led solids - do people following baby led solids skip the cereal all together? We're seeing our pedi tomorrow so I will ask about checking his iron levels - maybe we can skip the cereal completely.
    Thanks!
    SAHM to DS1 (Jan. 08) and DS2 (Jan. 10)

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