My son is almost 5 months and eating solids like crazy but how do I keep up my milk supply?

Ann - posted on 03/25/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is almost 5 months. We've been giving him solids for about a month but I think he may be relying on those and causing my milk to dry up. How do I get my supply back but still continue introducing him to solids and getting him used to those? At what point can he just rely on solids?

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Amy - posted on 03/25/2012

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Solids in the first year are just for fun and should not be used as a replacement for breast milk or formula. They should only be offered after your child has been breast fed. If you are concerned about your supply stop feeding solids for a few days and breast feed on demand, once you start building your supply back up you can reintroduce solids but as I stated only after you breast feed.

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