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Old 05-24-2008, 08:42 AM   #1
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Questions about introducing solids...

I was reading a few threads, and I forget which momma was talking about the requirements/milestones that the baby needs to accomplish before it's okay to starts solids. I've heard about the sitting up unassisited because of proper muscle/intestinal development- but I'd never heard of the open gut thing... Do you have a reference where I can read up about that?

My son is almost 4 months- but I don't have any desire to start regular food until he's 6 months old- later if I can. He is EBF right now, but he does sleep 9hrs a night- sometimes waking at 4am to eat, sometimes I feed him while he's asleep at 4am (just because I like to go to the gym)... I worry about him regressing if he starts to get too hungry... am I insane? Does the caloric content of BM change as he gets older?? He's a big guy- like 18lbs right now, and whenever he is given a bottle, he still only drinks about 4oz of it... maybe he sucks more out of me and I don't know it, but when he takes a bottle it's always the same (and he was doing that at 2 months old)?!?!?

I have a food list from my Naturopathic doctor about which foods to introduce first because of nutrient content that babies need, so I think I will follow that, along with the Super Baby food book stuff- I like their cereal recipe.

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Old 05-24-2008, 08:45 AM   #2
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Re: Questions about introducing solids...

sitting on their own, holding up their own head, expressing an interest in your food. Good for you for waiting DD is almost 10 months and almost entirely BF and doing fine.
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Re: Questions about introducing solids...

My dd couldn't take it anymore. lol She is 7 months and she really wanted our food. I guess the whole thing is up to them. Just like potty training really. She opens her mouth and swallows great.
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