Camden Gabriel is six months old today. 🙂 After completing one of my classes, I decided not to give Camden solids until he was at least 9 months old, but didn’t know what kind of impact that would have on his health.
I don’t have big babies. Morgan made it to 17 pounds at 12 months, Jared was 18 pounds at 12 months, and Elena was 15 pounds at 12 months.
I started giving the other children cereal and other foods at 4 months, as directed by their doctors as the typical schedule. Due to developmental reasons, Jared struggled with solids so didn’t actually get them until he was older, but because of milk production problems, he received supplemental formula when I wasn’t around. With Elena, I was so concerned about development, that I was happy to start the typical solids schedule.
To remedy their lower weights, doctors encouraged more solids.
But after reading so many things on delaying solids, thought I’d give this a shot.
Camden isn’t going to have a weight problem, at least not while on Mama’s milk. According to our baby scale, Camden weighs 18 pounds! I weighed him a second time just to make sure.
We’ve made it to six months on 100% Mama’s Milk. I’m also pleased because we were having some production problems in the beginning, but thanks to the advice of a Master Herbalist, my Naturopath, a Lactation Consultant, all my Doula friends, and Endocrinologist, we got things back on track.
My goal now is to breastfeed 100% until a year and continue breastfeeding until at least two years, or until the prince decides he’s done.
It could be “one of those things,” but there’s such a dramatic difference between Camden’s growth compared to his older siblings and makes me wonder, who decided the way we were created wasn’t adequate?
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