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Solid Foods and a Breastfed Baby

How do you introduce solid foods to a 6 month old whos only had boob??? The more details the better please. :)

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Asked by MissMamaAshley at 8:53 PM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You just do it. I started my exclusively bf dd on bananas, because I've read that it's best to start with something that's sweet like breastmilk. She loved it! I know it's typical to start with rice cereal, but it's so gross, I wanted to give her things that actually have flavor. I make all my own baby food- it's super easy. I'm not sure what kind of details you're looking for, but if you have any questions, feel free to message me. She's a little over 8 months old now, and still only has solids maybe once a day. Solids aren't nutritionally necessary until they're a year old.

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    Answer by kynziesmom at 9:13 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I did the rice cereal and both of my children LOVED it, I just mixed it with breastmilk.

    Answer by happyathomemum at 9:28 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • My 6 mo. DD is BF and I started her on avocados at 5 months. She loooved them....I started with a vege(technically its a fruit) but you know what I mean so that she would like veges...if you start with fruit, you risk the fact that they will not like veges. anyway, I just got a mini pureer that they sell at Target. Its by Munchkin and you put a chunck of whatever you want in it and it mashes it basically. so it started out with a 1/4 of an avocado and then mixed it with BM to make it like runny yogurt. As time went on i added less milk and now she just eats it plain and we have moved on to sweet potatoes. Now, I mix a little rice cereal with the potatoes to thicken them up a lil bit. So in the morning after she nurses, she gets a bowl of Organic baby oatmeal mixed with BM, then BM again, for lunch sweet potatoes with rice and BM then for dinner some avocado or potatoes if shes hungry and she gets BM whenever she wants.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 10:00 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I've read a LOT of different things that say that the whole "feeding them fruits first will mean they won't eat veggies" thing is NOT true. I started my baby with banana, and then mango, and she went on to eat veggies just fine. Babies don't know that they are supposed to prefer sweet things.

    Answer by kynziesmom at 10:20 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • i agree, breastmilk is already really sweet and there is no evidence that suggests that breastfed babies will not eat veggies if given fruits first. check out these links for great info on starting solids! good luck!


    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 10:48 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I just started my second DD on cereal, she is 5 months, we tried the rice cereal but she just gagged on it for about a week. I then decided to try the oatmeal and I cant give it to her fast enough, she will actually yell at me-it is crazy funny! With my first DD I gave her fruit first then veggies and she loved both, it was never an issue. As for starting, just start when you have time, so that there is no rush and you and your baby will not get flustered. For us this was huge! After about day four-feeding once a day-she just got it, like a light bulb went off. Good luck.

    Answer by stacy77 at 12:46 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • Nurse baby. Mash banana. Serve banana. **grin**

    Solids are EASY EASY EASY. Don't make a production of it. Nurse the baby first, every time. All the way to the first borthday nursing comes first. Then give baby the solids on a spoon. If baby doesnt want it, that's fine. Try again another time.

    You can give the solids after every nursing if you want. Whatever baby takes is dandy. There's no such thing as too little. There IS a such thing as too MUCH...if you don't nurse first.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:05 AM on Feb. 25, 2009

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