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Old 11-28-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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Should I Pump?

My DS is almost 5 months, and we have been experimenting with solids. My ped. recommended it as "speech therapy" for babies, explaining that there's not much nutritional benefit at this point for a breastfed baby.

Anyhow, he is taking to the baby food and cereal (if it is mixed with baby food), but for a while now (even before we began solids) he hasn't been nursing as much. He's pretty consistent with only nursing on one side per feeding, and only for a few minutes. He seems happy between feedings (which are every two or three hours). I am so worried about drying up though. Should I be pumping or will my supply just adjust to his needs without aid?

He eats solids once or twice a day, but often doesn't eat much at each feeding (MAYBE a half a jar per feeding).


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Old 11-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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Oops, I misread your post... I misunderstood what your doc meant!

Have you tried any tea that helps boost milk production?? Also, oatmeal & OJ are supposed to help too. Your body will adjust, but solids can also cause your supply to drop.. I have never had a supply issues except when pregnant, but I do know many mamas who had issues w/solids & BF.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:17 AM   #3
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Re: Should I Pump?

That is alot of solids for a 5 month old baby. My babies don't get solids until close to 1 year because breastmilk has everything they need until they are 1.

I am not sure what your question is.

IF you are worried about supply and want to continue nursing I would stop the solids and jsut nurse him for another few months and then start back with solids about 9-12 months.

ANd yes your supply will just adjust but he should always be nursing first before any solids as the milk is what he needs to grow brain cells.
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