When Did You Start Supplementing?

Tamara - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Just curious at what age you went from straight bf, to adding supplements. What did you supplement with?

Cant wait to hear all of your responses!

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Anneke - posted on 04/18/2010

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Do yuo mean formula? never went near it. Will never either. if you mean food I wasnt aware when I was feeding it was actually a year :( I gave food at 6 months though I held out on wheat, gluten and other allergenics till a past a year. I even got grief for doing that and me a coalic! well i rather look silly for holding back than my son being a coalic to if this helps.

Celeste - posted on 04/18/2010

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I supplemented my twins when they were first born-losing weight, prematurity. But looking back, I wonder if that was even needed since the hospital wasn't really that great with breastfeeding support.

After things were on track, they were exclusively breastfed until about 8 months when I started solids.

Kate - posted on 04/18/2010

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My daughter was exclusively bf until 5 months when I started giving her a little bit of rice cereal as she was having trouble putting on weight. She started drinking water from a sippy cup a few weeks later. Over the next six months she slowly weaned herself off the breast and as she dropped a milk feed I just encouraged her to drink more water and gradually increased her food intake. She is now 13 months and drinks a small amount of cow's milk in the mornings and has a bottle of cow's milk at night as she was ready to wean herself off the breast. Apart from this she only drinks water and she eats 4-5 times a day depending on how hungry she is. We never needed to supplement with formula as I always breastfed 'on demand' and I was very lucky, I breastfed to just over 12 months and my daughter weaned herself gradually over the 12 months so we didn't have any issues : )

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