Re: Starting solids and questions
Instead of starting with cereal, how about starting with veggies? They are much less likely to cause constipation, and there's no real reason to start with cereal except that it is enriched with vitamins and minerals- all of which are also available in other foods or via dropper.
I seriously think she would eat more if I gave it to her but I don't want to run into constipation issues.
If you want to be absolutely sure that you will maintain your supply at the current level, you should pump. However, it sounds like you are using very small amounts of breastmilk, so I would not be concerned and would feel free to use your frozen stash.
Since I am using EBM with the cereal do I need to pump for that or can I just use some of my frozen supply?
Whenever you want. Just remember that increased solids intake = decreased breastmilk intake. Since breastmilk is the perfect food, you want to maximize breastmilk intake. Nursing before offering solids will help ensure that your child gets maximum mama's milk.
I only feed her solids once a day (dinner) when should we up that to more meals?
I think a lot of people go slow, introducing one new food every few days/weeks, and watching for reactions. It's more important to go slow if you have a family history of allergic reactions.
When do I introduce other foods?
Color change when starting solids is normal, but generally poops turn browner (and smellier). One green poop is nothing to worry about- but if the trend continues you may want to change something.
Should her poops be changing to green?
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