I had a question about starting solids when baby is getting pumped milk during day. I know they say to nurse first before offering solids, and not to replace any nursing sessions with solids during the first few months--but how does this work if the baby is getting bottled breastmilk? I leave 3 5oz. bottles during the day for my son--sometimes he takes all three, sometimes just two, depending on how long his naps are. I nurse first thing in the AM at 6/7ish, when I get home at 4:30pm, before bed at 6pm, and once during the night when he wakes (time varies). I nurse exclusively on my days off (3 days week) every 3 hrs or so.
So, how to introduce solids? I was thinking have having him have a solid meal during one of his bottle times, followed by a smaller bottle, so he was still getting the milk. Or give the bottle first, then the solids? On one hand, it would take the pressure off of having to pump so much during the day to have him take some solids while I'm at work for one of the meals, but I'm afraid to replace the more nutritious breastmilk. And depending on when my MIL gives it, he may not be hungry when I get home to nurse him...
For the working/pumping Mommas...what is your solids/bottle schedule?
Thanks in advance!