a few questions on solids

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Registered: 10-27-2006
a few questions on solids
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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 8:09am

As usual, you'd think after hanging around here so long I'd know all about this, but Eli keeps surprising me.

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 3:57pm

Hi Emily!! Here's just my personal opinion and two cents.


1. I think it's fine to give solids immediately after nursing, particularly in the scenarios you've talked about.


2. My opinion is that the total input stays low. Your objective is just that breastfeeding remain the primary portion of his diet.


3. One fluid ounce equals two tablespoons. So I think that would mean that 4 fluid ounces equals 8 tablespoons.


Hope that helps!


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Registered: 10-27-2006
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 8:15pm

OK, thanks!

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 7:56pm

on the ounces that is tricky. Since I have to weigh and measure all of Phillip's food (to count the carbs) I have learned that weights and measures are not equal among different foods because those foods have different densities. For example a 1/2 cup of blueberries weighs about 2 ounces, but 1/2 cup of cheese puffs weighs about .5 ounces. KWIM?

We do table foods too. I am assuming baby is self feeding? If that is the case you are probably okay with offering small amounts and if he eats it fine - if not fine. In general a BF baby that self feeds will not overeat since they learn at the breast self regulation.



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Registered: 10-27-2006
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 9:12am

He's sort of self-feeding.

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Tue, 08-31-2010 - 5:34pm

At 8 1/2 months, I would follow his lead on when he has solids. If he wants a taste of what you are having at every meal, I would not worry, as lots of times it would be just a small amount - a taste. It would make him happy to be part of the meal, and you would probably find the total amount of food would be very small anyway.

Also there would be nothing wrong with solids straight after nursing, if that suits your and his day better. The main thing is that solids would not be offered before nursing, as he may want to nurse less then.

Teresa