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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 08:34 PM
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Lightbulb how much breast milk should a 9 month old be getting?

about how many times a day should a month old baby be nursing? i know there's no set amount but should they still be getting most of their nutrition from breast milk or more from solids? my son eats 2-3 big meals though out the day, has 1-3 snacks, nurses about 4 times a day where he actually eats and doesn't just nurse to fall a sleep (give or take, some days that's all he does and some he wants nothing to do with it), and about 1-5 times at night. does this sound ok?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 08:43 PM
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I just posted to your other question before I saw this one.

Anyway. Mine is almost 9 months (dob 10/02/02). He nurses 4-5 times a day and takes 20 oz. ebm at daycare. But he refuses all solids. And he's probably close to 20 lbs.

I don't know if there is a real answer except to watch your baby. Is he growing well? Plenty of wet and poppy diapers? Does he seem active? happy? hitting his milestones?

As babies get older they get very efficient at nursing and will decrease the number and duration of nursing sessions, but still be completely getting everything they need. They just get very good at what they are doing.

Of course, if you are worried by all means call your ped. They are usually more than happy to do a weight check and make sure he is still on track.
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 09:05 PM
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his weight is fine and he eat plenty enough i was just wondering if i should be offering the breast to him more than solids.

lol and i think my ped is the last person i would call as bad as it sounds... i dont really like him at the moment. we got in a little arguement last time i was there because he was trying to tell me not to breastfeed my son at night, to let him cry his self to sleep, and not to sleep with him, or breast feed him past a year... GERR!
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 09:14 PM
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Uck. Your ped sounds pretty old fashioned. No wonder you are mad. My stance is usually that unless it is a medical issue, my ped has no business dictating my parenting. She is free to make suggestions, but I'm free to ignore them.

I have always heard that during the first year solids are supposed to be for experimentation and fun and not for nutritional needs. But I hope someone with a solid-eating baby has a real world experience to share.
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 10:20 PM
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The "goal" I used was 50/50 solids/breastmilk at one year. I don't remember where I read it, but I latched on to it.

I introduced foods at 6.5 months and gradually increaded them with that goal in mind. However, I did not weigh nor calculate the calories she got from solids or breastmilk at any point; I just kept in mind.
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