Quoting Octobermom2012:Do you breastfeed throughout the day? My 4 month nurses every 2 hours. I plan on starting solids when she's about 5 or 6 months. Will she continue to nurse this often once I start?
what pp said. My 9 month old isnt on a schedule for nursing. If we are out in the world or doing something fun he forgets about nursing but if we sit at home he likes to graze a lot.
My DD is 12 months and nurses at least 8 times a day! At least. We're not weaning anytime soon :D
I nurse on-demand. So....Lil Chunker will nurse some days every 2hrs and then others he will go 5hrs. I don't really keep a check on it...hahahaha! He's now almost 8mos and its more spaced out.
You may want to research baby-lead-solids. I am doing this with my son and its awesome! Wish I did this with my daughter! Food is for fun and don't force it. Your LOs nutrition comes from your milk not the food, so you will nurse before each tasting. It is highly doubtful that your LO will space out the feeding when you introduce foods. Introducing foods too soon can cause tummy and sleep issues. So just be careful. All kids are different......
Solids don't really space feedings... but, as they get older they CAN go longer between since other things will distract them. One day we were so busy running around that DD didn't ask to nurse for 8 hours! I was so busy I didn't realize it either until we got home and she was still just happily playing with her toys.
My ds is 10 months old and can eat a small bowl of mashed potatoes and carrots and still want to nurse after. It depends on your baby, but before 12 months you still really want her to nurse as much as possible. If you fill her up on solids alone depending on what your feeding she may not get the Vit. & Minerals she needs.
shes ten months and still feed every 2 - 3 hours. (you'll want to nurse after or before u give baby solids). my ped told me that exclusively bf babies don't "need" solids until after six months. And to start with rice cereal after six monts.
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