What to do?

Danielle - posted on 11/20/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My baby is 6 months old and one day she wants to breastfeed all day and the next she will not at all. She just started eating babyfood but how do i get her to keep breatfeeding? People have told me that some babies just stop when they are ready but i don't know?

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Nikki - posted on 04/26/2011

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Maybe just offer the great before ANY solids. try baby lead weaning? I've skipped baby food altogether and have just continued with breastmilk and the OCCASIONAL solid here and there.

Kelly - posted on 11/20/2010

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Her behavior make me think of when my son was teething. He'd either want to nurse a lot or not. I waited until he was 7 months old to start solids. It's recommended you nurse first then offer the food. I hope this helps.

Cat - posted on 11/20/2010

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She may not really be ready for baby foods, then. Try just nursing on demand for now and seeing how that goes, then if she shows major interest in food (particularly by continuously trying to mooch yours) then focus on introducing more solids.

Merry - posted on 11/20/2010

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Maybe don't do the baby foods just yet, if she is getting messed up on her bf schedule maybe she isn't ready yet for baby foods. My son wasn't ready til around 10 months for baby food.
She should be getting all of her nutrients from you until one year, foods are just for fun and practice right now. So don't let them mess up her breastfeeding pattern!
Babies do not self wean before a year. Really honestly speaking they don't self wean before about two to three years. Mom is usually doing something that can be fixed if a baby is not wanting to breastfeed.
Let her breastfeed as much and as often as she wants. Don't limit her time at all, she needs complete access to be able to regulate her nutrition. Don't worry! She will be just fine!

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