Is it okay to breastfeed exclusively for longer than 6 months?

Margaretha - posted on 01/27/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 5 months and I don't want to start feeding solid foods until at least 6 months. Did anyone wait longer then six months to start feeding solids and how did it work out?

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6 months is the current recommendation, so what's the problem?



I started offering solids at 6 months, but since I followed baby-led solids (http://baby-led.com/), he didn't really swallow/ingest much of anything until 7-8 months.

Dawn - posted on 01/27/2012

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I nursed all my babies for 6 months and my first for a year. They do it as long as you want, once they start eating solids they are full faster. Watch out for the teeth they hurt!

Kaitlin - posted on 01/27/2012

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It totally depends on you and on your baby. I would say by 9 months you should introduce solids and have him 'eating' them regularly, but that's a ways away. My first son was tasting solids around 5 months, my second didn't until 7 months.

Kate CP - posted on 01/27/2012

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Yup, my son didn't really start solids until he was 7 or 8 months. He still nurses and he just turned a year today. Like Amy said, before one solids are just for fun! :)

Amy - posted on 01/27/2012

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Solids before one are just for fun. I didn't start my daughter on solids till she was 6 months old and even then they weren't consistently offered everyday.

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