If breastfeeding, should I nurse or feed solids to my baby first?

Frequently Asked Question.

If you are breastfeeding and want to continue while introducing solid foods, I recommend nursing BEFORE you offer solid foods.

Breast milk is the perfect food, custom blended by mommy to meet most of baby’s nutritional and biological needs for the first year. Any solid foods, especially in the beginning, should be supplementary to your breast feeding routine – and you may find that baby doesn’t want to eat a lot of solids at first. That’s OK…and do not stop or decrease breastfeeding to allow for more solid food consumption. Always keep in mind that every baby is different and will take to new foods at different rates. Continue to introduce foods slowly and remember that the first year of solids is really more about your little one discovering new tastes and textures.

If you are concerned about your child’s food intake or see that he is losing weight, please consult your pediatrician.

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