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my baby starts his first foods tomorrow so how should i alternate breastfeeding and the first foods??

breastfeeding and first foods


Asked by vdegraffenreid at 12:16 PM on Jul. 7, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would definitely breastfeed as much as he will eat and then offer the foods. Also, my daughter and my niece BOTH never too stage one foods. They could't tell whether they were eating or drinking because the food was so thin. We both ended up starting ours on stage two, just a few weeks later than normal. Keep this in mind if repeated attempts to feed don't seem to be working.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 1:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • Depending on how old he is...... If you are just starting babyfood, my suggestion would be to try the same babyfood(Example bananas) once a day for 2-3 days to make sure they don't have an allergic reaction and the more he gets use to eating the babyfood the less bottles he will want after time. After he gets used to babyfood you can increase his meals a day.

    Answer by kcaldwell0651 at 12:20 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • Always nurse first, let baby get his fill on breastmilk, then offer solids. It's really just for practice in the first 12 months, most of his calories and nutrition should come from breastmilk. It is recommended to wait one week between new foods.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 12:52 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • Nothing but breastmilk for the first six months.

    Breastmilk should be the only "meal" for the first twelve months. Solids are not needed between 6-12 months..their only purpose is social (eating w/ the family), flavor exploration, and texture experimentation.

    ALWAYS nurse first. Offer solids only after a breastfeed, and not much..just a couple of teaspoons is fine.

    Keep in mind that between 6-12mo, solids should never 'replace' any breastfeeds. Mama's milk is all that is needed. Breastfeeding should continue for two years (minimum) or longer, baby will know when to wean (World Health Organization.)

    Answer by catholicmamamia at 12:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • I agree with the other moms. Breastfeeding comes first and is most important. Feed first and about 30 min to an hr later introduce him to some food. If you haven't given him any cereal yet try that first, 1 Tbsp mixed with 3 to 5 Tbsp of breasmilk, thicken up as he gets us to it then after a week add veggies to it and veggies by itself. Always go through the veggies first then on to fruits or you will have a hard time getting him to take the veggies. Do one veggie at a time to make sure he doesn't have a reaction and he gets us to the taste. Don't get discauraged if he spits it out, it's not because he don't like it, it may take 10 trys before he excepts it. Enjoy this messy time with your baby!!!

    Answer by MJarrell2468 at 1:49 PM on Jul. 7, 2008