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Can my baby eat breast milk and solid food until 12 months only? no formula suplem.


Asked by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Most definitely yes!!!! Why would you HAVE to supplement formula if their are no supply issues or antyhing like that?

    My 4 year old and 2 year old have NEVER had a drop of formula and are some of the healthiest kids I know. My 4 year old nursed until he was 18 months old and didn't eat solids until he was 10 months because he didn't want them and my 2 year old is still nursing at 26 months and started solids at 9 months old.

    Answer by aeneva at 3:02 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Um... yeah?

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 2:26 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • you mean do you ever have to ff your baby? no..what do you think babies ate "back in the day" before formula? cavemen mommies didn't load the kids onto a mammoth and drive to to local cave mart to buy formula.....LOL

    Answer by Bjoycassell at 2:30 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Definitely. Breast milk is the perfect food--baby doesn't need formula. My DD never had formula. She self weaned at one year & went right to cow's milk.

    Answer by funnyface1204 at 2:31 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • LOL Bjoycassell that was funny, but yeah breastmilk was created for our babies to eat that, back then there were no supplements for babies, if it is possible for me i wanna continue breastfeeding DD until she is 12 months :)

    Answer by maryfer at 2:33 PM on Aug. 26, 2009


    If you have no true supply issues, can manage to pump enough for a BM bottle if you need to leave baby with a caregiver, than formula supplementation isn't necessary.

    Formula is there for women who can't, or decide not to BF...or want to supplement while BFing. However you don't HAVE to supplement if it's not necessary. BM (or formula if someone has to, or chooses to use it) is the only form of nutrition that's necessary for the first 12 months of life. Solids are just for practice. It's better to wait until 6 months to introduce solids, but many mothers do so when the doc gives the go-ahead (usually between 4-6 months depending on the doc).

    Answer by milfalicious08 at 2:34 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Of course. What do you think women fed their babies before formula and bottles existed.

    My now 3 year old never even had a drop of formula in her life.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 2:36 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Um...of course they can. Why on earth couldn't they?

    For the record..the baby food isn't needed either. It's not for nutrition, it's for practice. Breastfeed for a year then introduce table foods.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • You can EBF your baby until 12 mos even, if you wanted to delay solids. Formula is not necessary.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:59 PM on Aug. 26, 2009