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Old 01-20-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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want to make sure I don't accidently wean

So I want to make sure I don't accidently wean my dd. I hope to BF at least until 2

she is just about 8 months, but is corrected to ~6 (she was 7 weeks early)

eta: she isn't walking or crawling. She sits unassisted, but needs to be spotted...she doesn't get into a sitting position by herself.

so here is her typical day

she wakes up and nurses around 6 or 6:30
at daycare she will have 2oz then 3oz of apples or pears with 3 tbs of oatmeal cereal mixed in then nap

At 11, I go in an nurse her

she'll then have at varying times during the afternoon 3ozs of something (I make acorn squash, butternut, yams, zuccini, or yellow squash) then 6 more ozs of milk (I send 4 2oz bottles)

She comes home and I nurse her. (around 4)...around 5, I give her 2oz of something and 1oz of a fruit (apples, pears, or peaches)

then she'll nurse to sleep (around 7:30). sometimes she';ll get up around 10:30 for a snack...then up at 4 for a snack

I make all her baby food too...so i know it's all natural--but I want to make sure I don't make her wean...so by looking at her schedule, do you think i'm in any danger zones? She loves the food and does very well...

when we hit 8 months, I there are a whole lot more things to try (like blackbeans, broccli, etc) so I don't want to get over zealous!

any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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Re: want to make sure I don't accidently wean

Hey mama, congrats on nursing so far!! Your best bet to make sure you don't accidenetally wean is to make sure she is nursing atleast 8 times a day. If she seems to be less interested in nursing, then cut back on the solids.

Remember solids are merely for fun and experimentation the first year anyhow. The recommendation is to introduce 1 meal after 6 months, the second meal around 9 months and then a 3rd meal around one year. These "meals" shouldn't be more than 3 oz.

Remember babies typically go through a big disctractability stage around 9-10 months, so keep offering and you will get through it!!!!
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:28 PM   #3
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Re: want to make sure I don't accidently wean

I read somewhere here on DS to offer the breast for a feeding if at all possible before a solid meal...that way your lo is getting more of the nutrients from the bfing and the solids are more for "fun" like the pp said.
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Hey mama, congrats on nursing so far!! Your best bet to make sure you don't accidenetally wean is to make sure she is nursing atleast 8 times a day. If she seems to be less interested in nursing, then cut back on the solids.

Remember solids are merely for fun and experimentation the first year anyhow. The recommendation is to introduce 1 meal after 6 months, the second meal around 9 months and then a 3rd meal around one year. These "meals" shouldn't be more than 3 oz.

Remember babies typically go through a big disctractability stage around 9-10 months, so keep offering and you will get through it!!!!
Yup, that. Breastmilk is supposed to be 75% of the calories until 1 year of age, as it provides all the fat and nutrients babies need. When you keep in mind breastmilk is higher in calories than solids, that means even more than 75+ of her intake should be your milk. Solids are really for fun and learning until then.
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