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  • NicholeMatthew NicholeMatthew's Avatar 02-16-05 | 04:30 PM
  • Here is where I'm a tad bit confused.

    Doctors give the go ahead to start adding foods to diet (ie: rice cereal) at 4 months. So of course 'exclusive' breastfeeding rates are going to be low at 6 months. Most moms have already started solids.

    What would be interesting to see is WHAT are the breastfeeding mom's feeding their baby at 6 months. Like does it drop significantly because of just rice cereal with continued breastfeeding. Or is it formula only already weaned from breast?

    My kids started solids at 4 months and 5.5 months respectively. Therefore at 6 months they were not exclusively bf at 6 months
  • belle81 belle81's Avatar 02-16-05 | 11:09 PM
  • Quote de NicholeMatthew
    Here is where I'm a tad bit confused.

    Doctors give the go ahead to start adding foods to diet (ie: rice cereal) at 4 months. So of course 'exclusive' breastfeeding rates are going to be low at 6 months. Most moms have already started solids.

    What would be interesting to see is WHAT are the breastfeeding mom's feeding their baby at 6 months. Like does it drop significantly because of just rice cereal with continued breastfeeding. Or is it formula only already weaned from breast?

    My kids started solids at 4 months and 5.5 months respectively. Therefore at 6 months they were not exclusively bf at 6 months
    Depends on the dr. I think most recommend solids between 4-6 months. Ours told us nothing but BM for the first 6months. We started rice cereal a couple weeks ago but Charlotte will be six months tomorrow. She showed interest in solids so we started.
  • NicholeMatthew NicholeMatthew's Avatar 02-17-05 | 11:07 AM
  • I know some doctors are holding off on the recomendation, but not all are. My ped says between 4 and 6 months and so does all the AAP forms she gives me. I wait til they showed readiness... Kevin at 4.5 months CRIED with every bite I took, and reached for my food if he was on my lap, after the doctor gave
     
    I sorta had to give it to him. Aiden wasn't so interested. When he was 5.5 months he started reaching for my food.... that's why I started later.

    So the study is a little vague in my understanding.

    I continued to bf even after I fed food. Food wasn't really a replacement until 9 mos + (even then I think I was nursing the same number of times, just a little less at night, where babies are supposed to be sleeping through anyhow)

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