Kathy - posted on 01/15/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
My little boy is just over 5 months old and had reflux. At the pediatrician yesterday he said we should start solids to help with the spitting up. I have my fingers crossed, we have tried zantac but it didn't help and I would rather not use any medications if I can help it. Our breastfeeding relationship is tenuous, from 2 months old until 4 months he would scream at me whenever I tried to feed him, no matter how hungry he was. But i kept trucking through it because I really wanted to continue breastfeeding. I just kept telling myself one more week over and over again. Over Christmas he was sick and when he was better he wasn't screaming at me as much. Well, the Dr. told me to try the cereal in the morning and then offer the breast and I did, he didn't mind the cereal but he wouldn't take the boob! I don't want my supply to drop. Any suggestions from you Moms who have started cereal about how to keep the nursing relationship up? Do I offer boob first then cereal or separate them? Thanks!