Posted in Babies, Sleep, Starting Solids

Baby is just starting solids and we're still working on a good schedule for milk / solids / sleep. What are your schedules like?

  • Mary
    May 11, 2017

    Weekdays: 6:30 am - wake up, nurse 10 am - 4 oz BM, 1.5-2 oz solids 1 pm - 7 oz BM, rice rusks and puffs, cheese 4 pm - 4 oz BM, 1.5-2 oz solids 6:30 pm - Nurse, sometimes top off with bottle as necessary 7 pm - bedtime Weekends 6:30 am - wake up, nurse 8:30 - 9 am - Nurse, then solids 11 am - Nurse, snack on cheese and finger foods 1 pm - Nurse 4 pm - Nurse, then solids 6:30 pm - Nurse, top off if necessary 7 pm - bedtime I try to nurse more frequently on weekends to keep up supply, also nurse on demand so if she's hungry then i'll feed her regardless of time. During the week I send milk and solids to daycare, and on weekends I try to fit in solids twice a day, sometimes I don't make it but it's ok. Starting next month we're doing solids 3x a day and gradually decreasing the milk and increasing solids. I weaned her from night feeding gradually at 6.5 months, and she just eats more during the day to compensate.

  • Tram
    May 11, 2017

    Interesting - so you feed her solids at the same feeding as breastmilk? I've been separating them since I assumed he'd be too full following BM to immediately eat solids...

  • Mary
    May 11, 2017

    @Tram - I always do milk first, and then solids. It's ok to feed them both at the same time! Since they should be getting most of their nutrition through milk, I do milk first. Not sure what they do at daycare but they tell me she eats all her solids and drinks all her milk. I also offer a little bit of water inbetween bites of food because she's been constipated since starting solids, and try to incorporate yogurt and prunes into her food every few days.

  • Leah
    May 12, 2017

    We had to wean my son at 6 months of age so from then on he was on formula. Our daily schedule when he was on a bottle was wake up about 6:30 a.m. then have a morning bottle. Eat breakfast about 8 a.m. then take a nap approximately 9 a.m. with a bottle before nap. Then lunch time at noon with a sippy of water. Then nap time approximately 2 p.m. with a bottle before nap. Then dinner time around 5 and but I'm about 6:30 with a bottle before going to bed

  • Leah
    May 12, 2017

    Bed time*

  • Katie
    May 12, 2017

    We started solids once/day with our daughter at 4 months when she started showing an interest in our food. At 6 months we upped it to 2x/day, but she ate maybe a couple of bites and preferred to get full from nursing. It was a struggle, sometimes I just left off the 2nd meal if she wasn't into it. Then at month 8, we added the 3rd meal, and she suddenly started finishing a lot of her solids (3.5-4 oz each time) and getting on a more consistent eating schedule: wake up in the morning/from each nap and nurse, followed by a fruit/veggie pouch and finger snacks after about an hour. She eats the least for lunch, so I give her favorite meal of yogurt then so she'll eat more and also take her out for an activity beforehand.