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    Default Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    My 5 1/2 month old has been having organic brown rice cereal twice a day (breakfast and dinner) but recently he hasn't been nursing as long. He seems fine and content but he used to nurse for about a half hour and has now cut that time in half..and now instead on nursing 6 times a day he's only nursing 4 with the cereal in between OH how I miss nursing 6 times a day lol is that weird?..I miss our long nursing dates lol..it started happening around the same time I've introduced solids..is this something that happens over time with BF babies?

    FTM to Kevin Michael born two weeks early on 9/17/09
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    Default Re: Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    Hi there! I don't think nursing 4 or even 6 times a day is enough. Does he nurse at night too, is that what you meant? that he only nurses 4 or 6 times during the day?
    Tracie

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    Default Re: Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    yes he nurses about twice at night.

    FTM to Kevin Michael born two weeks early on 9/17/09
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    all while still going to school and

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    Default Re: Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    So he was nursing 8 times during 24 hours and now he's down to nursing 6 times in 24 hours?

    How are his wet diapers?
    Tracie

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    Default Re: Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    poops maybe once a day..wet diapers seem normal..am i not feeding him enough? he seems content but i felt like I was pushed a little into solids. I went away for 7 days (with out baby) and in the course of 3 months was able to pump 56 6 oz bags of BM for him to have while I was away. His grandmother took care of him while I was away (my MIL, who didn't BF any of her children and wasn't too supportive at first) so anyway before I left he was nursing every 3 hours..when I came home she was giving him cereal (I said it was OK) for lunch and dinner..she said it was okay because he was having 24oz of BM in the bottle a day which was more than enough..So I left he was nursing every 3 hours, I come back he's nursing every 4 hours..but he seems to do okay with this. Is this not normal? I really have no one except my MIL who didn't BF so I have no idea really..

    FTM to Kevin Michael born two weeks early on 9/17/09
    weighing in at 6lbs 3oz, 19 1/2in. long
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    all while still going to school and

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    Default Re: Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    but he does get an ounce and a half of BM in his cereal

    FTM to Kevin Michael born two weeks early on 9/17/09
    weighing in at 6lbs 3oz, 19 1/2in. long
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    Default Re: Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    I think it sounds normal, although I personally wouldn't replace nursing with cereal. But that's just me. Are you making the cereal with your milk? How much cereal is he eating?

    I think some babies do stretch their feedings out to every four hours and it sounds like he's getting enough milk.
    Tracie

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    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Default Re: Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    well I guess that's what I'm wondering about..how do you know when babies are ready to skip a nursing or they don't need to nurse as frequently? Because my son will take my breast no matter what he'll never refuse the boob! lol

    FTM to Kevin Michael born two weeks early on 9/17/09
    weighing in at 6lbs 3oz, 19 1/2in. long
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    all while still going to school and

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    Default Re: Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    I don't really know the answer to that. Are you just waiting for him to cry to indicate that he wants to nurse? If that's the case, just go back to nursing him every 3 hours.
    Tracie

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    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Default Re: Does baby stop nursing as long when introduced to solids?

    Yeah i wouldn't replace nursing sessions with cereal..... http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/index.html this site seems to help alot of people out on here!! Including myself
    Amy~
    first time mommy, 2-15-09 to my lil bambina from then til ?, done with pumping!!

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