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Old 12-15-08, 02:15 PM
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as you add the solids, they'll start to go into the 'meals and snacks' mode.
they'll be starved for milk first thing in the morning.
They'll want milk with their breakfast lunch and dinner, and probably will want another snack right before bed for many months to come

At about 6 months, you start switching the milk during 'snack' times to juice and water. (i always served severely watered down juice until they were 3 and 4 years old )

At close to 1 year, they'll be able to wait until breakfast for that milk so you can drop the early morning nursing session.

but like you already know, most kids are just a little different. You are now blending the schedules of regular mealtimes with the nursing schedules. Make sure she's still drinking pleanty. the challenge is to make sure she's still hungry for that very important milk but still get to enjoy those solids....
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Old 12-15-08, 04:51 PM
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With two older kids and a baby, I know full well that things are very different with each and every baby!

With my first, he nursed only for almost an hour every time, until he was 4 months. I then started cereal2-3 times a day and BFing about 6 times a day. As he started more and more "meals" with the solids, he started weening himself more and more until he hit about 10 or 11 months, then it was only nap and bed time BFing, and we did that until he was 14 months...

With DD#1, same thing until she hit about 6 months, but she only went half an hour at a time (I was pg by the time she hit 4 months), then she only wanted to BF about 4 times a day, BUT she LOVED the solids so i wasn't too worried. She nursed about 2-3 times a day when she was 8 months and by the time her 1st b-day rolled around she only had it at nap and bedtime. After her b-day and with another baby due two months later, I weened her off and she was done by 13 months...

DD#2 is nursing now. She had pukey problems for the first 2 months and could only go 10 minutes on ONE side every time she ate (unless it was first thing when she woke up, then 5 minutes max or she'd puke it all up and we'd have to start over!) She ate FREQUENTLY, but now eats about ever 2.5-3 hours and goes 10 minutes on only one side and she's usually fine, sometimes she wants more, so she goes about 10 minutes or so on the other side. BUT she has been mroe and mroe hungry and REALLY watching me when I eat, so I think after Christmas once all the crazy days are over, I will be starting her on cereal. She'll be 4 months on the 23rd (and will probably be getting baby food in her stocking
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