7m old schedule? (Solids)

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SnowWhite9028's picture
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7m old schedule? (Solids)

Hey ladies! :wavehello:

Right now, I nurse Claire in the morning and right afterward I feed her some rice cereal and a fruit for breakfast. Then I nurse her 3 hours later and give her a veggie for "lunch.

Daycare wants me to start giving her cereal and fruit 2 hours after I first nurse her. (Or they'll feed her if it's a daycare day) then wait 2 hours and nurse her. Then another 2 hours for a veggie, and another 2 hours later nurse. Is this a normal schedule for solids? I'm so new to all this that I'm a bit confused.

I've tried the schedule that daycare suggested, but Claire's not nursing as much and I'm not sure if it's a normal time for her to gradually slow on nursing sessions.

Please let me know a schedule to do! Smile

TiggersMommy's picture
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Your daycare wants her on a schedule at 7 months? That's odd to me. My daycare does whatever we do at home. Every baby is so different. Is it just a suggested schedule or are they expecting her to conform?

AmyJo86268's picture
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I tell my daycare to give D solids about an hour after I nurse him. I am sending one fruit and one veggie. I think I need to send more though because he's been eating all his solids before 10AM because he's such a hungry boy. The baby whisperer says they could be on a 4 hour nursing/bottle schedule by 4 months. We are still sticking around 2.5-3.5 hours in the daytime. I would do what you like, and tell the daycare this is how it is.

alwayssmile's picture
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That seems strange to me because I've always been told that you should BF before solids, not spread them apart. BFing is more important to their bodies still and you don't want them replacing your milk with solids that they're not necessarily digesting well (not that many babies seem to get much in them at that point anyway!). I usually nurse DS 30 minutes to an hour before lunch and dinner just because that's the way his lines up his breast feedings typically. For us I BF Aiden on demand as he wants and offer solids at the appropriate meal times (when I'm eating), but Aiden only eats table foods (and has for 3 months). He eats A LOT of solids for his age, but has not cut back on nursing sessions at all still.

mommycarrie's picture
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The daycare wants a schedule because it's convenient for them. When she's home I'd just do whatever you guys normally do, and let the daycare settle it out when she's there. I think at that age my kids only had solids about once a day, and nursed the rest of the time. (or had bottles if at daycare)

Just make sure that you're nursing as often as you can when you're together... pumping and working is hard and if you space your schedule out too much it may lead to a supply dip.

SnowWhite9028's picture
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Well I talked to her daycare and they're conforming to MY schedule! Claire eats 3 solid meals a day, but she eats RIGHT after she nurses. Anyway, thanks for all your input, I appreciate it!

mommycarrie's picture
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glad you got things sorted out - sounds like your daycare is doing a good job Wink

alwayssmile's picture
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Glad to hear that! BM is best, so that's what she should get first! Smile

Marite13's picture
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Glad you got it sorted. I will say, I'm not a stickler for schedules, but at 7mos my daughter had barely started eating, and was still nursing WAY more than eating. But at 15mos she still nurses as much as she eats, at least. I guess each child is different, which is why I'm glad your DC conformed to you! Smile

TiggersMommy's picture
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Great to hear! We just try to mimic whatever DD is doing at home when she's at daycare. Even at 10.5 months, my DD nurses waaay more than she eats in solids. Really, food is more like floor decoration than sustenance. DD's classmates are all over the place with how much and what they're eating. There are 6 month olds who are eating DD under the table. Every baby does their own thing. Don't be surprised if it takes a little wiggling to figure out her daycare schedule. Babies often do things a little differently at daycare. DD is pretty consistent at home but her daycare "schedule" changes weekly, if not daily, and her teachers are so amazing at keeping up. Talk with her teachers daily and you'll soon settle into a routine.

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