now that food is introduced, nursing less

Jen - posted on 07/26/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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not sure what to do now that my daughter is eating solids at 5 months she doesn't nurse as often. She doesn't love the bottle but will take it so I'm wondering what would be a reasonable "next" step? I don't want to introduce formula if I can help it.

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Lauren - posted on 08/17/2010

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My son's ped told me he will drink less because he started solids. He started solids early because he ate too much. Lol. Funny how it reversed

Nelini - posted on 08/07/2010

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Hi Jen. I introduced solids at 4 months. Thomas just refused breast - wasnt as fast as the food I guess.... milk production was really low, even with expressing to try to keep it up. Got too stressfull keeping all that up - just stopped.

We're all much happier now - he takes 3-4 (150ml each) bottles a day and 3 square meals and 2 (90ml) juice bottles.

He's 6 months on 9 August.

Do whats best for you and baby :-)

Jen - posted on 08/05/2010

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Gemma,, I don't know what to tell you, I'm in the same boat my little one doesn't want to drink that much during the day either.. I'm thinking about formula in hopes she'll have more simply because I'm not producing enough milk. here's to learning curves- being a mom is trial and error I'm learning :-)

Gemma - posted on 08/04/2010

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i switched from breast to formula at 4months and introduced solids at 5months, but having a similar problem as you, she will happily drink her morning bottle an bedtime one, but during the day time she just doesnt want to know and keeps pushing the bottle away! but is more than willing to eat solids. its stressing me out as i know 2 bottles an maybe half of one through the day is not enough...would be gratefull to hear any sugestions thanks

Jelica - posted on 08/03/2010

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I feed my daughter 110grams solids before every BF.. that way she has her solid feed and then fills up the rest on milk. she will get fuller with the solids so BF less is normal.. just don't feed her up solids too much I think 110 - 120grams is more than enough then I wait a little before giving her the breast feed until I think she is ready to go to sleep. Hope this helps.

Jen - posted on 08/03/2010

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I'm trying but I find it's a bit harder now nursing... my milk supply has gone down ALOT since I started solids. She does sleep very well at night anywhere from 8 to 12 hours a night, she might get up long enough for us to put her paci back in but that's it. I know I should pump then but I'm truely too tired to do it. Now when I do pump sometimes I'll get 7oz combined other times maybe only 3oz combined. I'm wondering if it continues if I should start introducing formula?! any thoughts on that? thanks

Emily - posted on 08/03/2010

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Yeah, keep up with the nursing first and foremost. I got carried away with the solids today and forgot to nurse but she soon reminded me...luckily. I only introduced solids two weeks ago and im not in much of a routine cos im akways running round after her brother so i need to figure out a routine. How is your little one sleeping at night? Do u still nurse a lot or does your baby sleep thru?

Jen - posted on 07/26/2010

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Thanks Amy... I had no idea but that makes sense. it's just that she LOVES eating so I was running with the solids.. I'll give the boob (haha) first and then food and see how that goes. thank again

Amy - posted on 07/26/2010

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Are you nursing before you give solids? If not, be sure to. Remember, solids at this age are generally not so much for nutritional purposes, but more to get the baby accustomed to eating solid food - the texture and the taste. Don' try to fill her up with the solids - that should be done with your milk. You have to be careful because your milk can dwindle very quickly if you're not being emptied enough, since breastmilk works on a supply and demand system.

Ryan - posted on 07/26/2010

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How much less is she nursing? I know my son goes longer between feedings now, but more formula in each feeding.

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