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7 Responses to There Is No “By the Book”

  1. Sharon

    If his diet consisted of mostly breastmilk, I can’t imagine a baby weaning himself at 10 months. Maybe that particular baby was being given too much solids, or given solids before nursing sessions. It’s not the norm, and other moms should know that.
    I can’t help but sense a link between drs encouraging solids too early, eager parents obliging, babies weaning too early and then having to have formula because they’re not a year old yet.

    • Kelly  

      It’s hard to say what the actual situation for this child was; it was a story I heard second-hand and I have no detailed knowledge of the mother or child in question, nor what they may or may not have been told by their doctor.

      I will say that my intention in sharing the story was out of sympathy and for this poor mom who felt she was ‘failing’ in some way, which I personally do not believe.

      I do thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Joy  

    So true that there’s not set way! I’m currently going through certification to become a La Leche League Leader, and we always say that everything is a guideline, enhanced by every woman’s extremely valuable mothering experience!

    Warmest regards,
    Joy
    http://www.PardonMyPoppet.com/PipSqueaks
    Pardon My Poppet ~ Pip Squeaks from the Mummy-verse!

  3. Katie  

    @Sharon
    My son is 9 months old, started solids at 7 months and has started to self-wean. His daily intake of solids is half the recommended amount just to keep him nursing. Every child is different and mine is more independent than other 9 and 10 month babies I’ve encountered. I plan to nurse as long as possible, though, and I do hope for a longer nursing baby in the future!

  4. Amy

    Love this! Sharing 🙂