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    Default Confused about how to start solids with 5 month old!

    I have recently started solids with my 5 month old baby. I have been following the routine reccomended in save our sleep which seems to quickly move onto 3 meals a day and offer 2 courses at each meal. My baby seems to love the food but Im worried that Im giving him too much? Im currently giving him 3 meals a day and he has about 2tbsps of food at each meal, I have just tried rice cereal, pureed apple and carrot so far.

    He also has started grizzling when I give him the food, its almost like he just wants more and I cant shovel the food in fast enough! But then also worried that maybe the food is giving him a tummy ache? I have read that you stop giving food if the baby turns his head away or closes his mouth - I just have this feeling that my baby is never gonna do this!!

    Anyway, just wondering if anyone has any advice re how often/how much to give when starting out on solids? I have read so much on the internet now and its left me feeling v confused!

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    Default Confused about how to start solids with 5 month old!

    Is your baby FF or BF? Milk is the most important source of nutrition until 1. I'd be more worried about his milk intake and then have food afterwards.

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    Default Re: Confused about how to start solids with 5 month old!

    Hey Im in the same boat atm with Ds3

    They seem to just want to gobble it up dont they!! hehe but I wouldnt worry too much, just give him some food then top up the rest with his milk x

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    He is BF, feeds about 4 hourly (sometimes 3 hourly in evening) and has a formula feed for his dreamfeed at night. He still seems hungry after I BF him!

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    Thanks for your replies, I think I have just got myself into a bit of a stress about it for no reason! I will keep giving him little bit of food after BFs and see how it goes!

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    If you can, have a look at BLW. Its about the kiddies feeding themselves so they will eat as much as they want/need. Its an awesome way to introduce foods to babies and as another pp said...food under 1 is fun!

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    Default Confused about how to start solids with 5 month old!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiplusthree View Post
    Hey Im in the same boat atm with Ds3

    They seem to just want to gobble it up dont they!! hehe but I wouldnt worry too much, just give him some food then top up the rest with his milk x

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    I'd actually do the opposite. Milk is the main source of food so I'd do that first and then top/offer some food.

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    Default Re: Confused about how to start solids with 5 month old!

    Whichever works for bub! The important thing is the milk for sure

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