DD will be 6 months in two days. We started her on baby food about 2 weeks ago. She has been sitting up, grabbing food out of our hands, holds spoons, and no longer thrusts her tongue out. Now I always nurse her first and then give her baby food. The last week though she acts like she doesn't want to nurse unless its first thing in the morning or before bed. She will nurse for about 30-40 minutes at those times. The rest of the day she will nurse for 5 minutes top at a time. Usually with 3-4 hours between each feeding.
Her schedule (its not exactly set because I do nurse on demand but its usually around the same time every day)
6:30am- wakes up and nurses
9:00am- 5 minutes nursing then I give her about 4 oz of cereal
12-1 pm- 5 min nursing then 4 oz of baby food.
3-4 pm -5 maybe 10 minutes of nursing.
6pm - refusing breast wants solids so 4 oz of baby food
8:00pm- nurses then to bed, sleeps all night
She seems pretty content. She has plenty of wet diapers and about 2 poop diapers. She doesn't act like she is having stomach problems.
I guess my question is, does she seems to be nursing enough? I know baby food isn't suppose to replace nursing/BM. She just seems so disinterested which I know happens when babies start becoming active.
Ok after going and reading a few things on kellymom I am not really that worried. I am not convinced that she isn't getting atleast 20 or more oz of BM a day. Her output of wet diapers is great. Her poop is a little more formed but not solid and still seedy.
She does nurse first and kellymom says if she nurses first not to worry about how much solids she is eatting, AS long as she is nursing FIRST. Plus those five minutes of nursing is pretty fast furious and focused on just nursing. Then she gets a bit distracted. I usually spend another five trying to get her to nurse longer and she will latch on then off and on then off.
I think I will cut down on the cereal but continue to use 4 oz of BM to make it. I will just make it more runny.
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