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    Default How to introduce solids?

    My little girl is only 5 months right now but I'm just trying to research for when she hits the 6 month mark and is ready for starting solids. She is exclusively breastfed. I wanted to know how to start introducing solids, how much to start giving her, and when to feed it to her (I've heard that it will put her to sleep pretty fast)? I'm also going to be making all of her food myself and I heard to mix breastmilk in with the food...is that right? Thanks so much for the help!!

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    Default Re: How to introduce solids?

    Wholesomebabyfood.com is great.

    You can also try searching google for baby led solids.

    solids never made my baby sleep. I'm pretty sure that's a myth.

    Christine
    Baby Girl Born 2/17/10 to her two mommies
    BF from day one. I looked up one day and realized I'm nursing a toddler!

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    Default Re: How to introduce solids?

    Thanks!!

    I just didn't know if I should feed her right before bed like I do when I'm breastfeeding or if doing it a few hours before was ok.

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    I love the website by the way!!

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    Default Re: How to introduce solids?

    w/ PP

    I made my baby's food using the above site; we did purees for daycare and table food at home. If you don't mind the mess, I definitely recommend baby led solids. If your baby has the fine motor skills, it can be a lot of fun.
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Default Re: How to introduce solids?

    Personally, I'd feed the solids after nursing. Solids up to a year are really just for taste and experimenting. My DD still barely eats them these days. She's 30" and almost 23 lbs. and in no danger of failingto thrive.

    Do you work? If so, I'd do the solids at dinner. If not,I'd do them early in the day to watch for a reaction.

    There's lots of great advice in this forum if you scan the other posts.

    Christine
    Baby Girl Born 2/17/10 to her two mommies
    BF from day one. I looked up one day and realized I'm nursing a toddler!

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