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someone told me in a LLL meeting (i heard this at a crucial time, i was introducing solids to my firstborn) that breastmilk was the main supplier of nutrition and calories. Solids should not be more than 10% (not sure where they got that from, but it stuck in my head). And you don't have to offer solids!! Some baby's are not ready at all for solids. Don't worry about it if they have no interest. And you don't have to start the intro at 6 mos. My dd refused until she was almost 8 mos old.
I kept that in mind, and looked at solids as practice. (experimenting is a better word, more times he wore his food then actually got it in his mouth) There were weeks that my son did not want solids at all, but i never worried. And i always offered the breast first at meals. So he filled up on bm first.
He also nursed during the night. And i did not stop that.
He's still nursing today over 4 1/2 years later. And he doesn't give me a problem when eating meals, he loves to eat healthy foods.