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Old 01-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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I have a question re: self weaning vs weaning the child and solids.

If you practice self weaning with your child, when do you start offering solids before breast? At 1?

If you wean your child yourself by a certain age (specifically 1-1.5), when do you start offering a sippy and/or solids before breast?

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I started offering solids at 7 months before bed, and gradually we got up to 3 meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also one right before bed, by about a year. DD still nursed in the morning, at every nap, before bed, and through the night. We started adding mid day snacks about the time when she stopped naping as much and was asking for them. She's now 15 months and is showing signs of weaning, she has one nap a day and I would be happy to nurse her in the morning, at nap time and before bed, but she just doesn't want it.
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Re: Solids and bfing

I nurse on demand and the kids eat when we eat. So sometimes my kids would nurse and then eat solids. Othertimes they would sit down to eat and then want to top it off with nursing. Sometimes they would want to nurse, eat, and then nurse again. My son is 19 months old and still does this.

I've never really thought about how we did it. It was just whatever worked for us. I don't think their is a right or a wrong way to do it. Just personal preference.
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I nurse on demand at 9 months and feed solids at dinner with introducing lunch this week. I do not plan to wean till he is ready, food or not.
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Re: Solids and bfing

I'm letting DD self wean. Before 1 year, I have never specifically offered solids before or after nursing... we just nursed on demand and she was offered solids whenever I was eating. Whether those meal times happened to be before or just after a nursing, it didn't matter, she sat on my lap or in her high chair and was offered food. But then again she wasn't really a huge fan of solids so it was never an issue of her filling up on solids before getting the nutrition of breast milk.

Once she was around 15-18 months, I started to offer her a snack during the day when she wanted to nurse. We still do this at 20 months. If she turns down the snack, we nurse.
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Re: Solids and bfing

I'm very interested in this as well. With my ODD, I pumped at work so she took a bottle during the day and nursed at night. We didn't blw with food, we did puree, etc. and she stopped nursing during the day at 10 mo & the night at 11 mo. Now, I'm home with YDD (5.5 mo) and very much want to blw.
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I started offering solids at 7 months before bed, and gradually we got up to 3 meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also one right before bed, by about a year. DD still nursed in the morning, at every nap, before bed, and through the night. We started adding mid day snacks about the time when she stopped naping as much and was asking for them. She's now 15 months and is showing signs of weaning, she has one nap a day and I would be happy to nurse her in the morning, at nap time and before bed, but she just doesn't want it.
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I nurse on demand and the kids eat when we eat. So sometimes my kids would nurse and then eat solids. Othertimes they would sit down to eat and then want to top it off with nursing. Sometimes they would want to nurse, eat, and then nurse again. My son is 19 months old and still does this.

I've never really thought about how we did it. It was just whatever worked for us. I don't think their is a right or a wrong way to do it. Just personal preference.
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I nurse on demand at 9 months and feed solids at dinner with introducing lunch this week. I do not plan to wean till he is ready, food or not.
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I'm letting DD self wean. Before 1 year, I have never specifically offered solids before or after nursing... we just nursed on demand and she was offered solids whenever I was eating. Whether those meal times happened to be before or just after a nursing, it didn't matter, she sat on my lap or in her high chair and was offered food. But then again she wasn't really a huge fan of solids so it was never an issue of her filling up on solids before getting the nutrition of breast milk.

Once she was around 15-18 months, I started to offer her a snack during the day when she wanted to nurse. We still do this at 20 months. If she turns down the snack, we nurse.
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