6 Tips For Breastfeeding Beyond 6 Months

So your baby is now 6 months old. Congratulations! You survived and are hopefully enjoying the crazy ride that is parenting. Now that your baby is getting bigger, what happens to breastfeeding? It’s a common question - so here are 6 tips for breastfeeding beyond 6 months of age. 1) When it comes to solid food and breastmilk, what do you offer first? The approach I like best is to offer baby some food when you or the family are eating food, then offer a breastfeed straight after. Offering cooled, boiled water in a sippy cup with meals is fine, if you choose. At other times, if baby indicates she wants a breastfeed, just follow her cues and continue to feed on demand. Don’t hold off on giving

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