Limiting solids...am I mean?

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Limiting solids...am I mean?
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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 2:54pm
My daughter is almost 10 months and I EBF and she gets 2-3 very small meals a day.

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Registered: 11-03-2008
Mon, 07-06-2009 - 10:29pm

Mean? I wouldn't call it mean...I'd call it fostering a bfing relationship:) My LO is almost 11months old (8 months adjusted) and I only offer her solids 2 times

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Registered: 11-03-2008
Tue, 07-07-2009 - 6:36pm

Sorry! I keep adding to my pp:) If you read on the kelly.mom website it states that as long as you are nursing before you offer solids than it is okay to feed infant until they show signs of not wanting more (closing mouth, turning head, etc...)


http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/solids-how.html




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Registered: 07-25-2006
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 4:57pm

Hi Julianna-


I love the new siggy! Kari gave fantastic information. The mainstream moms to which you're referring will likely be done nursing at 12 months or earlier. Whether they want to be done or not, it'll happen. Milk production is supply and demand, so more solids=less nursing=less milk=early weaning. I'm sure there are also a lot of babies 'self' weaning, moms will 'curiously' low supply, etc on that board as well.


It's totally your call, mama. If you want to nurse past a year, you need to limit the solids. You'll be limiting a lot as a mom...your kids will always want to do stuff that isn't in their best interest. It doesn't make you mean, it just makes you a parent.


*I* could eat a whole avocado, but it doesn't mean I *need* to or that it's healthy. (NOt saying avocado isn't healthy, just an example). I stuff myself sick at Thanksgiving dinner. Just because I can do something doesn't mean I should.


IF you want to avoid early weaning (prior to 18 months, when babies start to self-wean), at 10 months we would see, well, here's the link:

 

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 9:42pm

Thanks ladies!

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 7:03am

I also limited my son's solids compared to other ladies in my playgroup. I made my own baby


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Hayzen was born July 9, 2008, after 19 mths TTC! He was worth the wait, we're so bless

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 9:14am
Happy Birthday to him!

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 9:18am

thanks!


yea some babies at 10mths on my playgroup were getting 2 stage 2 jars per meal...crazy!!! lol


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"I realize fertility's not a given, it's a gift" - Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks)


Hayzen was born July 9, 2008, after 19 mths TTC! He was worth the wait, we're so blessed!



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"I realize fertility's not a given, it's a gift" - Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks)


Hayzen was born July 9, 2008, after 19 mths TTC! He was worth the wait, we're so bless

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Registered: 07-25-2006
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 1:49pm

An ounce is about the size of a regular ice cube...would that help to get an idea on how much to give? Maybe you can actually use the ice cube holder to measure a few times, then you can 'eyeball' it?


One ounce=2 tablespoons


Yes, Seph is still nursing at 18 months (just hit our milestone!) She still nurses around 5x a day (that included at least one overnight session). That is a lot for her age, but she's just a cuddly, nursey girl :) Once baby hits 12 months, 3-4 sessions would mean you don't have to give cow's milk-she would get enough calcium, etc from your milk.


Seph can put away the food. Holy cow! At her age, we don't limit too much but we do make sure it's GOOD food that she has access to. Lots of fruits and veggies, good sources of protien, etc.


Not that the gals here aren't helpful, but there is an extended nursing board on ivillage, too. Perhaps you can get some good feedback there, as well? (Not saying that we don't want you posting here, but you might get more extended nursers posting there, kwim?)


This might be helpful, too. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/toddlernursing.html


No prob on the questions...keep 'em coming if you still have them!

 

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Registered: 10-27-2006
Mon, 07-13-2009 - 8:56pm

Sorry to jump in on this thread late, but I did want to chip in that you're not mean, you're doing the right thing if you want to keep nursing past a year (IMNSHO).

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Registered: 07-07-2006
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 2:25pm

Hi Juliana ... Was your daughter also born in Sept '08?

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