advertisement
Question
Posted by: MSO | 2010/02/17

Weaning

I' d like to continue breastfeeding my baby for as long as possible.since i know my iron isnt enough after six months can i introduce milk formula at 6months (as i continue breastfeeding)then other foods at 10months? How long can i keep her on formula wtihout other foods?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageDietDoc

Dear Mso
Babies need to be introduced to solid foods at the age of 6 months starting with very small portions of bland foods like rice porridge, cooked pureed vegetables, ect. You should not give a child only breast milk or formula after 6 months. Babies need to gradually get used to eating solid foods together with breast milk or formula so that:a) they can learn to eat foods, b) they develop skills like chewing, etc c) they don't develop deficiencies as you mention. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on "DietDoc's articles' and search for the 2 articles I have written on: "WEANING FOODS INFLUENCE THE REST OF YOUR CHILD’S LIFE " and "WHAT WEANING FOODS TO GIVE BABY" for additional information on weaning and introducing young children to eating a variety of solid foods. Article 65 is also useful. By all means continue to breastfeed as breast is still best, but rather provide your baby with the iron and other nutrients she needs after 6 months from standard foods.
Enjoy your baby
DietDoc

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/02/17

Dear Mso
Babies need to be introduced to solid foods at the age of 6 months starting with very small portions of bland foods like rice porridge, cooked pureed vegetables, ect. You should not give a child only breast milk or formula after 6 months. Babies need to gradually get used to eating solid foods together with breast milk or formula so that:a) they can learn to eat foods, b) they develop skills like chewing, etc c) they don't develop deficiencies as you mention. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on "DietDoc's articles' and search for the 2 articles I have written on: "WEANING FOODS INFLUENCE THE REST OF YOUR CHILD’S LIFE " and "WHAT WEANING FOODS TO GIVE BABY" for additional information on weaning and introducing young children to eating a variety of solid foods. Article 65 is also useful. By all means continue to breastfeed as breast is still best, but rather provide your baby with the iron and other nutrients she needs after 6 months from standard foods.
Enjoy your baby
DietDoc

Reply to DietDoc

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement