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Old 08-31-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
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Ok my LO just turned 5 months and is not showing ANY signs of being ready or wanting solids yet, he's EBF and eats well and he's a good 16 lbs. But MAN if one more person asks me why I haven't started solids yet or what I'm waiting for I may just growl at them! It's ok to EBF him until a year right? I mean if he shows signs that he's ready sure I'll give him some but WHAT IS THE RUSH???

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Old 08-31-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
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Um, I think a year is a bit much, but my ds turns 6 mos next week. I think we're going to dabble a bit in some things, but I'm not too worried about it. He doesn't show too much in the hunger department either. People should mind their own business!
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:08 PM   #3
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Sure, no need to start solids until you feel like it-they're not really necessary before 1 year. We didn't really get going until 8 months and BM is still the main food for my guy. Just practice your selective hearing skills and tune out the naysayers and well-meaners
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:13 PM   #4
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My ds is almost 10mo and he's still EBF. He acts like he wants food but he mostly just plays with dried fruit bits, rice/fruit puffs, dehydrated snap peas. He won't eat baby food or cereal, he doesn't drink juice, in fact, he doesn't even take a bottle! I'm guessing when he's ready he will. With my other Ds, he finally started some cereal and mashed table food about 9-10mo largely due to the fact that my supply dropped majorly about 6-10 weeks into my next pregnancy. When it picked up again, he went back to nursing 99% of the time and self weaned @16mo just before the baby was born. My dd, well, she was bottlefed from 4mo so I started her on solids around 4-6mo. All said, it does seem strange to me to see some of my friends giving cereal and babyfood to their 3-6 mo as a *big* part of their diet. And yes, I get to feeling grouched when people ask why I don't feed him anything other than my milk. After all, he certainly isn't starving!!
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A year is just fine especailly if there is a risk of food allergies. I heard the same because we didn't start LO on any foods until after 6 months adn people were convinced he was being starved. Duh, he has thunder thighs and it's pretty obvious he wasn't being starved!
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EBF until a year old is completely fine! Food before then is for taste and texture, not nutritional value. In fact Mad was almost EBF for a year. She had no real interest in food.
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DD EBF to about 14 mths then she began to pick off my plate never had any baby food. CLW at age 4 right after i had DS.
DS EBF until...now and will CLW and he is 1 yr and kinda starting to pick at my plate he also likes a tiny bit of homemade mashed sweet potato or apples, But still i make a lot of milk and bm is still his main nutrition. We will definitely extend bf as it provides unique complex nutrition, antibodies and comfort
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skyercisson what is CLW?
keep it commin mama's you're so great!! I needed to hear all this, It's all just a trust your gut kind of deal and read the signs isn't it?
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skyercisson what is CLW?
CLW (child led weaning)
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keep it commin mama's you're so great!! I needed to hear all this, It's all just a trust your gut kind of deal and read the signs isn't it?
yup with dd i heard it all....blah, blah. She was not remotely interested in solid food as i said until well after a year. She is healthy and a very healthy eater friuts/veggies etc.... we took cues from our LO

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