Increasing solids?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-01-2006
Increasing solids?
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Wed, 06-17-2009 - 8:03am

Hi, my daughter is

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2006
Wed, 06-17-2009 - 9:44am

I think the answer depends on a couple of things:


1 - keep in mind that most pediatricians assume you are weaning by 12 months and therefore they encourage more solids earlier to REPLACE nursing, which is not ideal for most kids if you want to keep breastmilk primary in the diet for the first 12 months.


2 - it depends on how big the meals she is getting now are


3 - I think it depends on when you do want to wean


Have you seen these sample menus?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2008
Wed, 06-17-2009 - 9:56am
Don't feel bad about not giving her more solids. Just because she would eat more solids does not mean that you need to give them to her. My recommendation is to always BF her first before given the solids. BM has more calories then the solids typically given to babies. Up until a child's first, solids are more for getting her used to eating solid foods and as such baby's only need small quantities. Pushing too many solids too soon can lead to premature weaning. If your concerned that she is not getting enough to eat, then try offering the breast more.

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