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Do I need to change EASY four hourly when I introduce solids
« on: November 30, 2005, 17:34:24 pm »
My LO is 20 weeks old and weighs 20lb. Purely breastfed, happy to take the odd bottle. During the last week, he has got increasingly hungry and although I am pumping 'air' after each feed to increase my milk supply, he is having 4oz formula milk after THREE of his feeds.

He has slept through for the last 6 weeks and has just started waking again - although goes back to sleep.

His routine is the standard 4 hour one from the book:

7am Eat then activity
9-11 Sleep
11am Eat then activity
1-3 Sleep
3pm Eat then activity
5-5.45 Sleep
Activity
7pm Eat then Sleep
10:40 Eat (Dream Feed0

My health visitor has advised me to start solids. I fully agree that he is ready so I am not looking for any advise whether or not I should start.

I need to know if I ought to adjust his routine in any way when I introduce solids. I am going to give him a little baby rice at his 11am feed at the weekend when my husband will be around to help.

Is this the right forum or should I ask on the weaning one? Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2005, 20:14:07 pm »
Hello!
Sounds like you are on the right track.  I would recommend trying the solids one hour after a bf/bottle feed.  :D
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2005, 08:33:13 am »
Thanks. Do you mind if I ask why? Was going to give it straight after his boob feed and attempt it in place of the extra formula milk.

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2005, 15:33:19 pm »
By waiting an hour, it lets them get more hungry so they will be more interested.  You could try it right away though too, there's no right or wrong  :D
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