baby food,and nursing
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Cassie - posted on 08/23/2009
This was a question I had when my baby was younger as well. After doing some research, I learned that you should always nurse your baby before giving solids. Right now, most if not all of your baby's calories need to come from breastmilk. The solids are just given in addition. If you feed your baby solids first, your baby may not nurse as much and will not get enough calories. Your breastmilk actually has a lot more calories than baby food so you shouldn't replace a nursing session with baby food.
Randi - posted on 08/25/2009
The recommended age for introducing solids is actually 6 months, we waited until shortly after.
I would nurse them and then offer it to them. I started with things like mashed banana or avocado, baked sweet potato or squash, steamed peaches, pears, apples, green beans. We never offered cereals, just started with fresh food.
www.wholesomebabyfood.com is a great site!
Nicole - posted on 08/25/2009
When I first started I would nurse a little bit before then feed solids then nurse after but now that my son has been on solids for a couple of months he usually prefers to nurse after he eat and sometimes he doesn't want to nurse until about an hour after his solid. It's the weaning process which is sad in ways because you and your body have gotten so used to breast feeding only that when feeds start to drop its a little sad.
Laura - posted on 08/24/2009
in the morning, if he's eating solids I nurse first, then do solids a little while later, while I have breakfast. at night, he usually has dinner and then a bath and then nurse to sleep. Sometimes the first feeding is at lunch, like today, when he ate and then nursed for a nap.
Jillian - posted on 08/22/2009
my daughter just started on baby food and is doing really good with it (she is now 4 1/2 months) i usually nurse her a little bit first just to take the edge off her hunger and make her comfortable, otherwise she will cry through the whole feeding. Then after she eats her baby food at night i give her a bath and then nurse her to sleep. This has been the best routine for me, but with your baby you just need to trial and error until you figure out what works for you!! I usually give her the baby food twice a day (the doc says two servings veggies and cereal each to start) once around 9-10am and then about 10pm, and nurse inbetween on demand. good luck and make sure you strip baby down to a diaper for feedings, we learned that the hard way!!!
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