Re: The Progression of BF
Originally Posted by @llli*sch.mommy
Though don't be too surprised if your baby's diet looks different from what's posted above- babies are so individual in their eating habits! Some fall in love with solids and eat a lot of them rather early, and some have no interest in them until well past a year.
I'm not sure there's a "supposed to" in the equation, though it certainly can't hurt to nurse every 2 hours!
Since she's started solids she isn't as
interested in nursing and, a lot of the time, I feel like I'm forcing it on her. Is she still supposed to be nursing every two (or so) hours?
So she's nursing 7 times a day? That sounds good to me.
Right now our days go like this: 5:30-bf, 7:30-bf, 9:00-oatmeal and fruit, 10:00-bf, 12:30-bf, 2:00-bf, 4:00-bf, 6:00-veggies and brown rice, 8:00-bf and down for the night.
That sounds normal for an active baby.
A lot of the time DD pops off and is clearly wanting to get down to play.
You can't push BF too much. Seriously! And your LO is obviously comfortable indicating "no thanks" when she's not interested.
And she shows absolutely NO interest after dinner before bed. Am I trying to push it too much?
Those weight percentiles sound just fine. Babies wiggle around all over the charts, and once your baby is mobile, she's going to lose a lot of chub. As long as she continues to gain in height and head circumference, there's no reason to worry.
She dropped a lot in her weight percentile (95% at 2 mos, 85% at 4 mos, 59% at 6 mos) so I'm just really conscientious of her eating. Now, I know that weight charts are based on ff infants, bf infants bulk up faster and they normally drop in weight percentile when the become more active/start solids, but it doesn't help my worrying.
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