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Feeding Timeline luvmytween 2 kids; Oshkosh, Wisconsin 367 posts
Jun 20th '13

I will ask our pediatrician next month at his 4 month checkup, but I was hoping to get some idea of what all of your feeding timelines look like :) When did you start decreasing breast milk or formula intake? When did you start them on cereal (or at all)? How often were you replacing a bottle ith solids and t what age?

Ax3 3 kids; Small town, AR, United States 4257 posts
Jun 20th '13

I didn't start solids until 6 months. So we skipped the cereal and went straight to baby food.

ETA: And I never cut out breastmilk. The baby food doesn't really have any calories or anything so you don't need to replace

.Jezebel. TTC since Dec 2015; 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 10053 posts
Jun 20th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting luvmytween:</b>" I will ask our pediatrician next month at his 4 month checkup, but I was hoping to get some idea of what ... [snip!] ... formula intake? When did you start them on cereal (or at all)? How often were you replacing a bottle ith solids and t what age?"</blockquote>




I've never replaced milk with solids. I started feeding him pur

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Jun 20th '13

You should never decrease formula or breast milk, and you should never replace it with solids

Solids are in addition to formula. If he starts taking less formula, you stop giving solids until he drinks enough formula

and 4 months is too early to start solids anyway

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jun 20th '13

You don't replace BM with solids, that is not the point of giving solids. lol
I did cereals at 4 months (homemade not store bought) and homemade "whole" foods, no purees at all, all chunky foods and foods she could hold onto.
I FM fed though, she was drinking 38oz a day at 4 months old, I gave her all of that and her cereal twice a day.
At 6 months She was taking 50oz of formula a day and had 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, she was a good eater. But never did I replace her formula with solids.
Just if you decide its not needed at all, but up to you to feed cereals, just do once or twice a day after a nursing session.
Or you can wait till 6 months and do BLW which is what I totally recommend.

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
Jun 20th '13

My 10 month old nurses on demand. And eats solids. I never decreased nursing time - she needs this still :-)

AliceTheGnome. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2871 posts
Jun 20th '13

Do not replace milk with solids. My 13 month old still nurses on demand. I think he has more milk than he does solids per day still. His nursing time is the same as it was at 6 months old, his milk intake has increased as has his solids intake but he still doesn't nurse any less than he did.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
Jun 20th '13

Don't ever cit back on breast milk or formula. Solids are in addition to milk.

luvmytween 2 kids; Oshkosh, Wisconsin 367 posts
Jun 20th '13

Our pediatrician said that he'd be around 25-32ounces of breast milk a day until 6 months, then he would likely decline in how many ounces he eats after that gradually. I assumed, since that correlates to when we'll start him on solids, that the reason he'd decrease the amount of breast milk is because he'd be getting calories and nutrients from the fruit and veggies too??

.Jezebel. TTC since Dec 2015; 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 10053 posts
Jun 20th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting luvmytween:</b>" Our pediatrician said that he'd be around 25-32ounces of breast milk a day until 6 months, then he would ... [snip!] ... he'd decrease the amount of breast milk is because he'd be getting calories and nutrients from the fruit and veggies too??"</blockquote>




My son never decreased, only increased. He gets different stuff from the milk, stuff that he needs. The other food is just an addition.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jun 20th '13
Quoting luvmytween:" Our pediatrician said that he'd be around 25-32ounces of breast milk a day until 6 months, then he would ... [snip!] ... he'd decrease the amount of breast milk is because he'd be getting calories and nutrients from the fruit and veggies too??"


Mine increased not decreased, but was formula fed. I think your pedi is wrong.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
Jun 20th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting luvmytween:</b>" Our pediatrician said that he'd be around 25-32ounces of breast milk a day until 6 months, then he would ... [snip!] ... he'd decrease the amount of breast milk is because he'd be getting calories and nutrients from the fruit and veggies too??"</blockquote>



My son never decreased. He got 24-32oz a day until he was a year old. Your pedi is wrong. Solids do not have all the nutrition of formula. Food before age one is just to practice learning how to eat. Wow, your pedi is wrong.

luvmytween 2 kids; Oshkosh, Wisconsin 367 posts
Jun 20th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A is Me:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting luvmytween:</b>" Our pediatrician said that he'd be around 25-32ounces ... [snip!] ... do not have all the nutrition of formula. Food before age one is just to practice learning how to eat. Wow, your pedi is wrong."</blockquote>



Hmm. Well, I will have to clarify with her at the next appointment. Maybe I misunderstood what she was saying.

.Jezebel. TTC since Dec 2015; 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 10053 posts
Jun 20th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting luvmytween:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting A is Me:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting luvmytween:</b>" ... [snip!] ... Hmm. Well, I will have to clarify with her at the next appointment. Maybe I misunderstood what she was saying."</blockquote>




I would, and if she says the same thing you should get a second opinion. :)

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jun 20th '13
Quoting luvmytween:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A is Me:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting luvmytween:</b>" ... [snip!] ... Hmm. Well, I will have to clarify with her at the next appointment. Maybe I misunderstood what she was saying."



If she says the same, go else where for another opinon.