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What is the right time or age to introduce formula or solid food for a breastfed baby?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Personal choice
If you are having to chase baby down at feeding time or they wiggle to get free after 5min/side, you have a baby who likes the nutrition but doesn't need the nurturing bf provides.
Weaning or supplementing is your call but at that point it is likely to go well. Solids are unnecessary for nutrition, but fill the cultural expectation we have that baby will table feed at a yr. 6m is a good start point.

In brief: Personal choice
If you are having to chase baby down at feeding time or they wiggle to get free after 5min/side, you have a baby who likes the nutrition but doesn't need the nurturing bf provides.
Weaning or supplementing is your call but at that point it is likely to go well. Solids are unnecessary for nutrition, but fill the cultural expectation we have that baby will table feed at a yr. 6m is a good start point.
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