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When do you start feeding food first then breastmilk?
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:14 PM
I have a nearly 9 month old DD who I intend to breastfeed until 12 months. I currently breastfeed first then offer food (which she loves) about an hour later. When do I switch the order or don't I?
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:20 PM
I did around 12 months old on the advice of my child health nurse.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:35 AM
I've read that there's no need to switch if they're having 3 meals a day at 8, 12 and 5 or 5.20 otherwise it may affect the baby's sleep.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:47 AM
I just let her guide it. I gave one meal at 6 months, 2 meals at 7 months, 3 meals at 9 months, then introduced morning and afternoon tea about 11 months when I went back to work. I continue to breastfeed her on demand. Sometimes she breastfeeds right before a meal, sometimes after it, sometimes between.
For example I often get home about 6 pm and she is busting for a breastfeed, so I give it to her straight away and she has a massive feed (lovely way to reconnect after a long day at work). Then we have dinner about half an hour later, but she still usually eats like a horse.
If you let them guide you should be right, they're pretty good at knowing what they need when. And that way you don't need to worry about schedules lol!
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:53 AM
Mine definitely got their breast milk before they ate their meals for at least the first year of life.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:58 AM
DS started solids before BM at around 7 months as he started refusing breastmilk until he had solids. The CHN recommended I do this.
He started solids at around 4 months under pediatrician advisement due to reflux.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:22 AM
I always just fed to need and did baby led solids.
So they breastfed when they wanted and had a play with our food whenever we ate. Some time in their second year the concept of 3 meals a day became established and we continued to breastfeed as they wanted.
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