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Old 09-10-2006, 11:46 PM   #11
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Re: How long can you Bf w/out solids ?

You can do only breast milk as long as your child will like it. My DS was stealing from our plates and throwing fits about food at about 10 months. So we gave in and he was more than ready... he was extremely interested and adventurous!!

My others started at 6 and 9 months respectively, and due to allergies I tried to hold off as long as I could this time.

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Old 09-11-2006, 12:46 AM   #12
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I do not give anything except breastmilk (no bottles)for the first year. Even after that food comes slowly. DD is 17 months old now (she is my 5th) and nurses more than she eats. My children are rarely ever sick and if they are they get over it very quickly. I know it has a lot to do with nursing them so long.
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:05 AM   #13
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Re: How long can you Bf w/out solids ?

I have actually read several articles recently (from places like the AAP etc) that if you wait to start solids until after 7-8 months your baby will run the risk of having a higher incidence of food allergies and other medical problems as (s)he gets older.
We introduced solids around 6 months, but my DD still nurses probably more than she eats solids at 14 months. Her choice.

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Old 09-15-2006, 12:11 AM   #14
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heres a link on the subject of a "baby led" approch to starting solids.....


http://www.borstvoeding.com/voedseli...tml#motivation

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Old 09-15-2006, 06:59 AM   #15
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Elias is 10 mos old and has solids maybe 3x per week and only very little. He really isn't interested. I was worried at first but he's a chunk butt so I know he's getting all he needs from mama
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Re: How long can you Bf w/out solids ?

I LLL leader where I live said she amost exclusively bf until her oldest was 3 because he had food allergies so I think you can do it as long as you want or need to.
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Re: How long can you Bf w/out solids ?

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Breastmilk is a complete food. If you were using a feeding tube you could use breastmilk instead of those cans of goop for LIFE.

I whole heartedly agree!!

My older boys were 9 to 10 months before they were actually experimenting with solids. I think Gage will start experimenting sooner. He seems much more interested than his older bros did.
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