once babies start solid foods do you use that to replace or added to a breastmilk feeding?

Jennifer - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I just started my little guy on solids, this week we are eating bananas and he loves them. When I feed him should I do this ontop of a breastmilk feeding or in place of? Also, right now I am feeding him solids once a day, he is 20 weeks old.

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Em - posted on 06/10/2010

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Feed milk first and solids afterwards... the milk is still the main source of nutrients, starting solids is more practicing for when the nutrients need to come from the food later on :D

Morgan - posted on 06/09/2010

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nope dont reduce his milk intake at all, unless of corse hes full :)

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April - posted on 06/09/2010

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I always try to give solids in between nursings. My son nurses when he wakes, then has a bottle of breastmilk at 10am (5oz). At noon the sitter gives him cereal and fruit, at 230pm he has another 5 oz bottle and then I nurse him around 530, give him a jar of veggies at 630, nurse at 8:00, and then at bed. I give him a small bowl of cereal and nurse again. Mine needs to gain weight though so I have been slowly increasing the amount of solids while keeping the nursing the same.

Jennifer - posted on 06/09/2010

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Should I reduce the ounces of breast milk? Ive been giving him half of the container of food or 1 ounce of oatmeal,or like today we did 1 oz milk, oatmeal and 1/2 container of bananans and about a half hr later 4 oz of breast milk. He drinks 6 oz every 3 hours.

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