About Week 27 - 30
Some babies stop napping during the day unless you take them out in a pram or for a trip in the car. Even if your baby sleeps through at night, they need a nap during the day or they may be grumpy and fretful late in the afternoon. Weaning is recommended from six months for breastfed babies, but if you think your baby is ready, talk to a healthcare professional before introducing solids.If you are still breastfeeding, you are doing very well, if you want to drop the feeds or even stop, talk to a breastfeeding counsellor as going cold turkey is not recommended.
Baby teeth and breastfeedingYour baby probably has his first couple of teeth. If they bite your breast, make eye contact, say no looking like you mean it and/or turn your back to them. If you jump out of the chair or shout at your baby, they might be intrigued by your reaction and bite again to see if you react the same way. Remember that to bite you, your baby needs to break suction, so keep an eye on your little one when he feeds and take him off the breast if you suspect they are going to bite.
WeaningIn Ireland, healthcare professionals advise parents to introduce solids to breastfed babies from six months. Foods should be introduced gradually - breast milk or formula is still the staple of your baby’s diet.
Good weaning foods to start with are cereals like baby rice, fruit like banana, stewed apple or pear and vegetables such as cooked carrot, turnip, pumpkin or potato. These should be puréed or mashed and free from lumps. Eggs should always be well boiled. Meat should be well cooked, free from bones and pureed.
Jenny and Safia and Tess, Co. Dublin, Age 30, First Time Mum, First Time Breastfeeding
Jenny was feeding separately because the twins were bigger and difficult to manage so she tried feeding them together which worked well for her and reduced down the amount of time she spent feeding seperately.