Question: When should solids replace breast milk?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for your baby for about 6 months. When you add solid foods to your baby’s diet, continue breastfeeding until at least 12 months. You can continue to breastfeed after 12 months if you and your baby desire.

Do babies drink less breast milk when they start solids?

Formula-fed infants should be fed six to10 times a day, including overnight. … As your baby starts eating solid foods, he or she will drink less. Slowly increase the amount of solid food you offer and decrease the amount of breast milk or formula. Remember, all foods should be offered by spoon and not in the bottle.

Can I give breast milk immediately after solid food?

To help make your baby’s first attempts at eating solids easier, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that you can give your baby a little breast milk first, followed by very small half-spoonfuls of food, and ending with more breast milk.

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What solids should I introduce first?

Introducing solids

First foods should be smooth and high in iron such as baby rice cereal or pureed lean meat. Start with 1 or 2 teaspoons of food after a milk feed. Start with finely mashed or pureed food and slowly change to chopped food when baby is ready.

How many times a day should I feed solids to my 6 month old?

Start to introduce solid foods around 6 months of age (not before 4 months). Your baby will take only small amounts of solid foods at first. Start feeding your baby solids once a day, building to 2 or 3 times a day.

When should baby be on 3 meals a day?

Feeding your baby: from 10 to 12 months

From about 10 months, your baby should now be having 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and tea), in addition to their usual milk feeds.

Should you give baby food before or after a bottle?

When you first give your baby solid foods at about six months, it’s best to give him food after a milk feed, or in the middle of one. As your baby gets used to eating food, you can give it to him before milk, or only offer milk between mealtimes.

Do I replace a bottle with baby food?

If your child is 4 months old and can hold her head up, the time may be right to introduce solids. Use this chart as a guide, but remember that until age 1, food should supplement breast milk or formula, not replace it.