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breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« on: June 29, 2012, 20:32:39 pm »
just wondering when i should be aiming to introduce solids to my almost 6mo? before or after breastfeeds?!her current feeds are 7.30am, 11.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7pm, then dreamfeed at 10.30pm.






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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 20:43:34 pm »
Hi there, def offer solids after breast milk, until 12mo milk is their primary source of nutrition, solids are for "fun" as such, at least at such a young age they are :) I found the Annabel Karmel meal planner v helpful for what to feed my babies :)
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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 20:46:33 pm »
ya,i've been reading up on that,but wanted some BW advice too!!!so would you start with food after the 7.30am feed or 11.30am?






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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 18:15:08 pm »
Hi there, I think I started after the 11am feed. For me breakfast was a bit earlyin the day for somehting so new and dinner was too late to see any reactions. HTH x

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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012, 19:02:06 pm »
so do you feed first?then give solids straight after?sorry for being so clueless!!!






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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 21:15:49 pm »
Milk first then solids an hour later. Then She should be hungry enough again to want to try the solids!

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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2012, 00:00:46 am »
Check out the wholesome baby food web site (sorry I don't know how to link on my phone). It helped us a lot!

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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2012, 07:58:39 am »
thanks ladies!no doubt i'll be back again with more questions very soon!!!how did mammies manage before there was internet?! :)






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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2012, 08:01:37 am »
we intro'd new foods at 8am every day (bf at 7am) for three days - if no reaction, we moved these foods to lunch at 12noon and intro'd more new in the morning....

didn't give any solids at teatime till around 7mths I think, once we had a good base for what to give/not to give.

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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012, 08:24:24 am »
good idea shivi....i'm struggling with her A time in the morning.have just about gotten it to 90 mins.am aiming to get to the 2 hours mark over the next week or so....fingers crossed! so i could BF at 7am, do soilds at 8am & put to bed at 9am?






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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2012, 08:25:07 am »
that's what I did for sure...


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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2012, 08:26:39 am »
hmm....thanks for that!it all sounds so easy when someone just tells you what to do!!! :)






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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 21:03:44 pm »
back again!!!am all set with my stewed pears to start the whole solid food experience!!! i plan to start sat morn after the 7am feed...so my question is...!!!how long do i keep to just one "meal" per day? i know i can introduce a new food every 3 days, but do i start with breakfast AND lunch after just 3 days?!and then after another 3 days, all 3 meals?!






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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012, 21:47:15 pm »
I think it took a good few weeks for us to et up to 3 meals prob nearer 8 months old tbh! Depends on his your LO takes to it!

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Re: breastfeeding & starting solids?when to eat what?!
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 05:58:07 am »
we did tastes of individual foods after brekkie for 3 days, then moved them to lunch when they were good to go, added another food am etc etc. Mine both loved their solids - Emma was eating soft chunks of fruit and veg at 6.5-7mths no problem...

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we didn't do teatime till closer to 8mths I think...


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