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Dropping a feeding when starting solids?

DS is EBF and 4 1/2 months old. We're going to try rice cereal this morning. Just curious when your LO started solids, did they drop a feeding? Right now DS eats 6 times a day - usually around 7, 11, 2, 5, 730 and one middle of the night feeding.

I know right now it's just a tiny amount of food and more for "practice" but what do you think I should expect? He ate at 7 and I'm going to try some cereal at 8. THanks!


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Re: Dropping a feeding when starting solids?

  • No, don't drop any feedings. We started solids at 6 mo & it wasn't closer to 9 mo that DS started eliminating nursing sessions. He dropped from 6 to 5 to 4 pretty quickly & then we stayed at 4 from about 10-12 mo, but at 10 mo he was also eating 3 solid meals od table food/finger food.
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  • Thanks - I wasn't planning on it, I just wasn't sure if HE would drop one. :)


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  • Ditto pp. BM is their main source of nutrition until they're 1. Baby won't drop feedings until they're on quite a bit of solids. Is there a particular reason you're introducing RC so early? It's advised not to introduce solids to BF babies until 6 months.
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  • Many women I know that BF say that their child has dropped feedings as they've been eating more solids. That's why I asked.

    And my pedi said that starting solids between 4-6 months was fine. But thanks...


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    Many women I know that BF say that their child has dropped feedings as they've been eating more solids. That's why I asked.

    And my pedi said that starting solids between 4-6 months was fine. But thanks...

    If your baby drops a feeding, then you need to cut back or drop the solids. 

    I know your pedi said that 4-6 months is fine, but that is really an old fashioned suggestion.  A 4.5 month old's instestines are not ready for anything but BM.  Does your baby show readiness for solids?  Lost the tongue thrust reflex, can sit up and hold head up unassisted?  Also rice cereal is basicially the same as eating Wonder Bread.  It's a simple, white starch.  It really has no nutritional value (except the added iron, which a 4.5 month old doesn't need), can cause gas and constipation.  Check out http://www.drgreene.com/whiteout for more info on why rice cereal is so bad as a first grain. 

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    Many women I know that BF say that their child has dropped feedings as they've been eating more solids. That's why I asked.

    And my pedi said that starting solids between 4-6 months was fine. But thanks...

    If your baby drops a feeding, then you need to cut back or drop the solids. 

    I know your pedi said that 4-6 months is fine, but that is really an old fashioned suggestion.  A 4.5 month old's instestines are not ready for anything but BM.  Does your baby show readiness for solids?  Lost the tongue thrust reflex, can sit up and hold head up unassisted?  Also rice cereal is basicially the same as eating Wonder Bread.  It's a simple, white starch.  It really has no nutritional value (except the added iron, which a 4.5 month old doesn't need), can cause gas and constipation.  Check out http://www.drgreene.com/whiteout for more info on why rice cereal is so bad as a first grain. 

    She didn't ask if it was to early to start solids.
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