Re: But how much?
Hmmm, how about leave it on the shelf?
was just wondering about what to do with the rice cereal before i get to that stage....
If you decide to use cereal, start with a teaspoon or so per day, mixed really thin with lots of breastmilk. And while you can swap a nursing session (or bottle of formula) for solids, that's not something you want to do until the baby is around a year old. Breastmilk (or formula) has all the right stuff that a baby needs to grow. Solids are not nearly as balanced, so it's much harder to meet all a baby's nutritional needs with solid foods. Until the baby is around a year, nurse first, and then offer solids.
If you're intending to stop breastfeeding once teething begins, I'm with Buff- teething doesn't need to be the end of breastfeeding, because a baby who is latched on properly rarely bites. I nursed my kid for 3 years and only got nipped a couple of times.
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