This week’s topic is about introducing solids.
A quick glimpse at who I am, in case this is your first visit:
About me: I’m Darcy, a part-time WAHM of a 4 month old girl. We’ve mostly been exclusively breastfeeding. Unfortunately my daughter had to have a few bottles of formula when we had a couple days of latch problems and I didn’t have a pump yet. Overall I’m loving the opportunity to be home and nursing her!
So, the doctor said once Rissa turned four months old we could discuss starting solids. At her four month check up at the beginning of March, he asked if I was ready to start her on solids. I was glad he asked rather than telling me.
But I wasn’t ready to start yet. He stated what I’d read already – that she can start anytime between four and six months and that her main nutrition will still be from breastmilk until she’s a year old.
I told him I wasn’t ready yet and wasn’t sure if she was ready yet.
I’m thinking around five months we’ll start. She’s starting to show interest in what I’m eating, but I’m just not sure. I don’t want to start too early or too late.
Do I have any worries about this next stage? Heck yeah.
I’m worried how it may affect our breastfeeding relationship and my supply. Oh, and about cleaning the transition poo out of her cloth diapers…
So, guess it’s time to check out rice cereal (organic, preferably)… then start the adventure into veggies and fruits… prepared by me!
Do you have any words of wisdom for me?