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    Default New at this

    Hi Ladies

    My LO is 6 months old and my pediatrician said we can start solids. She has been exclusively BF. I gave her some applesauce last night and she loved it. She has been really interested in what me and DH are eating and even trying to grab our food. I was wondering how often I should give her solids at this point? I dont want to hurt my milk supply. Should I stick to the applesauce or also give some cereal? My ped said a new fruit every 5 days is ok. Thanks for any advice.
    Elizabeth 1st time SAHM
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    Default Re: New at this

    dr sears has some great info on his web site about feeding toddlers.

    http://www.askdrsears.com/

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    Default Re: New at this

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*Emmiesmom View Post
    Hi Ladies

    My LO is 6 months old and my pediatrician said we can start solids. She has been exclusively BF. I gave her some applesauce last night and she loved it. She has been really interested in what me and DH are eating and even trying to grab our food. I was wondering how often I should give her solids at this point? I dont want to hurt my milk supply. Should I stick to the applesauce or also give some cereal? My ped said a new fruit every 5 days is ok. Thanks for any advice.
    I would just take it nice a slow mama. Introduce a new food every 4 or 5 days or so. But until your baby is one year she should be receiving the bulk of her nutrition from your milk. Just once a day at first is enough and to protect your supply be sure to nurse her before any solids. Have fun!
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    with the advice given so far. Don't stress, and feel free to skip the cereal. Cereal is fortified with vitamins and minerals, but aside from that it's pure starch. Not the healthiest stuff in the world!
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    my DS has one meal of about 2 ounces every day. well, sometimes we miss a day, but every normal day that's what he gets. he usually nurses first and always likes to nurse after. but at this point we're just trying to teach them about solids, so it's ok if they just get a little at a time, or miss a day now and then.

    IMO, skip the commercial cereal. if you want to make your own from brown rice, oatmeal, or some other grain, that's cool, but there's not really much point to the commercial stuff. fruits and veggies are better.
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