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How many of you hardly feed your baby solids before a year?

My dd is almost 8 months old, and we started introducing solids at 6 months, but since then, she only gets them about every 2 or 3 days, one time that day. We've recently started giving her a few finger foods, mostly just to play with.

She is exclusively breastfed.

I've read A LOT that says that before age 1, they should get most of their nutrition from breastmilk, and that solids aren't necessary, that they're mostly just for "practice."

I've found that a lot of women don't give ANY solids before a year.

Just wondering if anybody else has similar views/experiences...

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:34 AM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yeah even the doctor says that breastmilk or formula is more important then food but my daughter is 7 m and shes a good eater so she eats 2 or 3 times a day i make her baby food at home my other two didnt really like it so i didnt force it as long as they wear breastfeeding good which they were i breastfed all my kids

    Answer by Have3Girls114 at 3:39 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • I think all kids are different. Once my little one started almost begging for my food, I started giving her more solids. I breastfed her until she was 15 months old. We started solids at around 7 months. I tried to give her 1 feeding daily at the same time. She eventually weened herself.

    Answer by KaceesMom at 3:45 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • my son is 6 months and he eats baby food or solids 3 times a day... and only formula and rice at nighttime and morning when he wakes up

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:07 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • My daughter had solids for "fun" before a year, never as a meal. She has also always been above the 90 percentile in weight and height haha :) that was until she started walking/running and thinned out!

    Solids are not necessary as nutrition for the first year of life, for formula fed babies maybe but not breastfed ones. :) Breast milk adapts to a babies needs. It's really awesome stuff!

    My old pediatrician, and I say old because we moved ;(, views it like this: Children are meant to breastfeed until they have a full set of teeth and can eat table foods with their family (on average after 1...) :)

    Answer by celticreverie at 9:24 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • My daughter never had solids until 6 months - she is 8 months now and only has some baby cereal or food at dinner time - sometimes she has food every evening, sometimes she doesnt for a couple days. She is EBF.

    Answer by Samantha19 at 9:31 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • I know many people who did this, all have healthy kids! I gave my baby token solids at 6 months but he wasn't eating daily until about 8 months and even then it was only once or twice a day. There is nothing wrong with it.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 4:10 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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