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BLW question

Posted by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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DD is 7 months old and we're doing baby-led weaning. She only eats a tiny bit of food, not even every single day. Is there any reason, once a baby starts solids, that they need to eat some every day? We're going on a short trip in a couple of weeks and will be staying in a hotel so I won't really have the means to prepare her food. I suppose I could stop at the store and pick up an avocado or something simple that I could cut up when we go to my BIL's house. But I'm just wondering if that's even necessary. Thanks for your input. :-)

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sreichelt26
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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Nope! Breastmilk/formula is all a baby needs until a year. You can always offer her some of whatever you guys are eating, but not necessary :)

Autumn355
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:26 PM
I dont think so. From my understanding babies dont actually need solids until after a yr. Its just to kinda get them used to it.
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mjrex87
by Mindy on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:49 PM
That's what I've been thinking, but then I started wondering if it would bother her tummy to not have solids for a few days since she's starting to get used to them. I doubt it since she only eats a small amount, but I figured I would get other opinions. :-)


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I dont think so. From my understanding babies dont actually need solids until after a yr. Its just to kinda get them used to it.

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MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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Nope. Take your vacation and nurse on demand like always. We skipped days here and there too.
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Mrs.Salz
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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Nope, she should be just fine!

You can also just give her a few bites of whatever is on your plate.

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Oct. 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

No. Especially not in the first year. The first year is just for fun when it comes to food. 

TrentsMom84
by Silver Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 2:23 AM

What others said.  As long as you plan to nurse on demand she likely won't even notice since you'll be in an entirely different environment.

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