breast feeding

Mmalegoko - posted on 03/10/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter is 2months and breastfeeding i want to start feeding her cearel and also stop breastfeeding as its difficult for me because i'm a full time working mom. Is this a right decision? Please help

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Lori - posted on 03/10/2013

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It is not recommended to start feeding solids to a baby until 6 months.... though there is still debate and some do recommend solids as early as 4 months old. HOWEVER - during the first year of life the main nutritional source should be breastmilk. If you do decide to wean, then the main nutritional source needs to be formula.

The longer you continue to breastfeed the more your baby benefits from it. Even if you're working and can no longer breastfeed exclusively, you can still do both formula and breastfeeding. Some moms who either can't or don't want to pump while they're at work choose to have the baby fed formula while mom is at work, but then breastfeed the baby when mom is back home with the baby. Other moms pump at work and have the expressed milk given to their baby while they're at work and then breastfeed when they are at home. Ultimately it's your decision on what you do. But at 2 months old, I wouldn't start feeding cereal yet.

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