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Is it EBF anymore

Is it considered EBF when they start solids?

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truealaskanmom

Asked by truealaskanmom at 3:47 AM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • From my understanding, nope. Its Exclusive if its ONLY BF lol. I dunno. Once they start solids, its no longer exclusive. -Shrugs-
    Imortlmommy

    Answer by Imortlmommy at 3:58 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I thought EBF meant that the baby never had formula.............nothing to do with when the baby has solids. IDK...........
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:16 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • No, as the E in EBF (before age 1) stands for exclusive. Once they begin eating or drinking something in addition, they are no longer Exclusively Breast Fed. After age 1, many people use EBF to mean Extended Breast Feeding.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:58 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Once you start solids there is something else in their diet and it's no longer exclusive (there are benefits to exclusive breastfeeding that stop when you start solids). After that they are just a breastfed baby! :)
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 11:11 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

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