Ideally, a baby should be breastfed for at least her first year of life. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies be breastfed exclusively for six months. At six months solids can be gradually combined with breast milk. Many moms decide to continue breastfeeding into the toddler and even the preschool years. However, any amount […]
Category Archives: Weaning Your Baby & Starting Solids
Congratulations! You’ve breastfed your baby and it’s time to begin the weaning process. Here you’ll find some helpful tips and tricks to ease you both into the next stage.
Considering the many benefits to nursing a child beyond the first year, it is surprising that so few mothers in the United States do it. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics: Breastfeeding should be continued for at least the first year of life and beyond for as long as mutually desired by mother and […]
Ideally, weaning a toddler should be a slow and gentle process. Forcing a toddler to go “cold turkey” is likely to be traumatic for both of you. However, if you can spend several months weaning your baby the process will be much less painful. One way to wean is to gradually cut out feedings one […]
You probably already know that your baby is not ready for solid food until he is at least six months old. Until that time, he is getting everything he needs from your breast milk. At six months you can begin slowly introducing solid foods. Remember that during this first year, solids are meant to complement breast […]
If you are ready to introduce solids, you may be perusing the baby food aisle and wondering where to start. In many parts of the world, babies don’t start on jars of canned baby food. Another way to start solid foods is to feed your baby the same food as the rest of your family, […]