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04 Aug 2008

starting solids
my baby was born at 34 weeks. she is now six months old. i am exclusively breastfeeding. i have not started her on solids yet. should i wait a bit longer to start or should i go ahead? she seems quite satisfied with only the breastfeeding. thanks.
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01 Jan 0001

dear mamalove
we use the formula of 16 weeks - 0.5(40 - gestational age at birth). which for your baby is 16 - 0.5(40-34) = 13 weeks. She could therefor already started with solids if she was hungry, but you can keep her on breastmilk for a few more weeks if she is happy and healthy.

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Welma
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