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Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3231 posts
18th Jul

You're doing it wrong. ALWAYS breast first, then solids... which shouldn't be started until 6 months. Don't pump unless you have to. Just nurse your baby on demand. Right now, it's not important that you "sleep at night". It's important that your son is getting the proper nutrition, which is breastmilk. Only breastmilk.

Brittany Eigenbrod Due February 22; Key West, Florida 22 posts
18th Jul
Quoting Mrs.Mud:" You're doing it wrong. ALWAYS breast first, then solids... which shouldn't be started until 6 months. ... [snip!] ... that you "sleep at night". It's important that your son is getting the proper nutrition, which is breastmilk. Only breastmilk."


first of all i do think that was a bit on the rude side youre entire reply actually, by you saying im " doing it wrong" is a a harsh statement exspecially mother to mother. on ther other note of how u noted my sleeping at night , i am a single mother who also works. and on top of the matter i only gave him rice cereal so i could at least get 4 solid hours of sleep at night becuase on the other hand he wakes up every two. I infact had stated that he nurses all day so of course hes already had breast before feeding him solids which in fact can be started at 4 months, as told to do so by proffessionals. and breast after which he empties both every feeding. i infact know that the most nutrtion for my son is the key and it is the uttmost importance to me. which is also why i am breast feeding in the first place. before you post somthing i think you need to reivaulate the way you word things as they come off quite offenssive, even if there was in fact value in what you were trying to convey.i think that most mothers would have found that quite rude as i did. but again thank you for your input.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
18th Jul
Quoting Brittany Eigenbrod:" first of all i do think that was a bit on the rude side youre entire reply actually, by you saying ... [snip!] ... were trying to convey.i think that most mothers would have found that quite rude as i did. but again thank you for your input."

Its a myth that rice cereal keeps them fuller longer. Babies wake at night for a reason. Its to eat. Waking at night also helps lower the risk of SIDS. Feeding your child unnecessary food simply so you can get more sleep is poor parenting and selfish IMO. Old school doctors might still say solids at 4 months but current recommendations are 6 months and up. It might do you some good to do your own research and learn the risks of introducing solids to soon, especially for the sole purpose of you getting more sleep. Look into open gut as well.

Zeke's Mama Due September 26; 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5151 posts
status 18th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brittany Eigenbrod:</b>" first of all i do think that was a bit on the rude side youre entire reply actually, by you saying ... [snip!] ... were trying to convey.i think that most mothers would have found that quite rude as i did. but again thank you for your input."</blockquote>



She was right in everything she said though. Feeding him more too soon because you want to sleep better is selfish.

Brittany Eigenbrod Due February 22; Key West, Florida 22 posts
18th Jul
Quoting Jennybananna:" Its a myth that rice cereal keeps them fuller longer. Babies wake at night for a reason. Its to eat. ... [snip!] ... the risks of introducing solids to soon, especially for the sole purpose of you getting more sleep. Look into open gut as well."

the main reason for me starting baby foods was to get his weight up, im not sure if i had mentioned that in my prior postings but i did start the baby food becuase he was on the small side but still growing length wise. but since his weight was still low the doector was going to have me supplement with formula which i did not want to do so rather i started him on the baby food. the rice cereal seems to help i havent looked into it not working but it seems it does for me.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
18th Jul
Quoting Brittany Eigenbrod:" the main reason for me starting baby foods was to get his weight up, im not sure if i had mentioned that ... [snip!] ... i started him on the baby food. the rice cereal seems to help i havent looked into it not working but it seems it does for me."

If baby was growing then there was no need to supplement with anything. Some babies dont gain fast as long as they stay on their growth curve all is well. Sounds like you just have an uneducated doctor (at least where breastfed babies are concerned)

Kathryn R 1 child; Wisconsin 3 posts
18th Jul

My 4 months old is on rice cereal and hasn't had a problem at all. Ur baby will let you know when he or she is ready for those a things every baby is different. No need to be rude about it! Just saying