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Hi, I hope someone can reassure me that all is well. My DD is a little over 7 mos, and I intorduced Stage 1 foods to her a little over 5 months. Not very much, just a taste ever day or so. Now she is on Stage 2. I work FT, and her care giver (a darling little old lady who just adores my little girl) feeds DD EBM and 3 small "meals" a day of solid food (cereal and fruit in the morning, meats and veggies for lunch and dinner, an occasional bottle of watered down juice).<br><br>
On the weekends, my DD will rarely let me feed her food, she only wants to nurse. So, we had her dad try to feed her, and even with me leaving the room, no dice! This weekend was the first weekend where she has had NO solid food at all. Granted, she seems fine, is sleeping well, and is obviously satisfied with breast milk. Should I be concerned? Or is she just trying to cram in as much Mommy time as she can over the weekends at the breast?<br><br>
Thanks in advance!
 

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I find your post rather reassuring, as my DD will be starting care in a month and still has little interest in acually _eating_ much of the food I offer her. Now I have hope that she'll eat it when the care provider feeds her and she won't starve during the 6 hours she's away from me each day!<br><br>
Seriously, if she'd rather nurse, let her nurse! There's no messy clean up and it's nutritionally superior to any food because it's chock full of exactly what she needs. The mama time is almost certainly a factor. Let her have all of it you can, she's only a baby once!<br><br>
Welcome to MDC, by the way.
 

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I think you hit it on the head. She's trying to reconnect with you when she sees you. The best way for her to do that is to nurse all the time. I wouldn't worry about it in the slightest. Mama's Milk is supposed to be her primary nutrition for the first year anyway. She's getting all she needs from that!<br><br>
Go ahead, give your baby the extra snuggles and nursing she is asking for. She knows what she wants! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br><br>
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