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Poll Results: How long did you exclusively breastfeed for?

 
  • 1% (1)
    less than 3 months
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    3 months
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    4 months
  • 12% (7)
    5 months
  • 37% (22)
    6 months
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    7 months
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    8 months
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    9 months
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    10 months
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    11 months
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    12 months
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    more than 12 months
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post #21 of 27

OP our dd's have the same name!  love.gif

post #22 of 27

6.5 months, here.  He is 14 months now and still isn't too much into solids...if he eats a quarter cup or more of solids in a day, it's a big deal.  His iron did test low at 9 months (8.8), so we upped iron-rich foods (ones that he did actually eat instead of throw included apricots, raisins, some meats, blackstrap molasses).  Since he didn't eat much of the foods we did offer, we also did a supplement a couple times a week.  By his 1 year WBV, he was up to 10.1.

 

My son is also interested in keys, so we pursued BLD (baby-led driving).  Parallel parking remains an issue, but we are following his signs to see when he is ready to progress onto this important developmental stage.  And, while he is able to simultaneously smoke his Camels and drive, we do have to light them for him.

post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by caedenmomma View Post

My son is also interested in keys, so we pursued BLD (baby-led driving).  Parallel parking remains an issue, but we are following his signs to see when he is ready to progress onto this important developmental stage.  And, while he is able to simultaneously smoke his Camels and drive, we do have to light them for him.


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We actually do BLD!! Obviously doesn't actually DRIVE but he loves, loves, loves doing everything but. He unlocks the door and starts the engine himself. I suppose once he's tall enough to reach the pedals, it will be time to start finding some abandoned parking lots for him to practice in...
post #24 of 27

I straddled six months between two kids. DD grabbed herself a face full of Spanish rice when she was 5.5 months old, after several weeks of us thinking she was just interested in the spoons and forks we were using. She took to food enthusiastically, and it didn't diminish her b00b m0nster status at all. DS wasn't interested in food until 7 months, and even then he had a slow start. It just wasn't his thing. DD ended up nursing until the day before her fourth birthday, and DS nursed until 3 years 9 months.

post #25 of 27

DS was 6.5 months when he grabbed a plum from DH and started mouthing/sucking it. He refused to eat anything that was pureed but now loves porridge and soup.

post #26 of 27

My son is 6 months old and just started having some purees about 2 weeks ago. He likes everything he's tasted so far except carrots. We started letting him taste things about 2 months ago though. Just small tastes, like dipping my finger into clam chowder and letting him try it, and he loved it. He's tasted and liked bbq sauce, doesnt like ranch. Now I'm just giving him solids a couple times a week to avoid constipation. He downed a bunch of pears which are his favorite so far, and 2 days later had 3 large, very solid poops that he cried through. I felt so bad for the little guy. So I guess even if he wants to eat more, I wont be letting him eat that much in one sitting again.

post #27 of 27
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Well, I can now say 6 months. I gave her some mashed up potatoes and mashed up banana on her high chair tray the other day, after she turned 6 months. I don't really know how much she got down, though. I think more banana than mashed. I am only giving her food every few days because she seems to be tossing and turning after she eats and she just came down with her first (very mild) cold. Coincidence? Probably, but I feel like she isn't totally ready yet for a lot of food, so I will introduce it slowly.

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