Asked by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on May. 15, 2009 in Just for Fun
At what point does baby need nutrition from solids that cannot be provided by breastmilk alone?
Breastmilk should make up the majority of babyâ€™s nutrition through the end of the first year. At some point toward the end of the first year, most babies will gradually begin to need more iron and zinc than that provided by breastmilk alone - at that point, additional nutrients can be obtained from small amounts of solids.
Some babies thrive on breastmilk alone until 12 months or later - as long as your baby is continuing to gain weight and grow as he should, your milk is meeting his needs well.
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 PM on May. 15, 2009
I nursed exclusively until 5 months, so we went very slowly with solids due to her reflux. No meats until at least a year and never any dairy (we do rice or soy milk). However, she nursed at least twice a day until 24 months, then I gently weaned her. I had intended to wean at 12 mos, but all of her struggles with food, my pedi wanted me to continue. It was not a hassle at all, and I now plan to do the same with the next baby. askdrsears.com is a great resource if you want a pedi's opinion, too.
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