i dont know about tummy upset because his dirty nappies just looked like breastmilk nappies. didnt even smell different because of the formula.
Also, you've reached the 'period of exclusivity (4mths exclusive BF)' so WELL DONE! This is fantastic! You should be proud of yourself that you've achieved this! You know, I tried some formula with my DD too after 4mths, before the food "just to see" if it would help at all. it didn't make any difference whatsoever. she only had like 30mls each time (twice) the same amount she'd take of EBM from a bottle. We just decided to breastfeed from the breast, add food when required and be guided by her. I can count on 2hands the number of bottles of formula/EBM she's had which may make it a little difficult when I go back to work part time in august When you started solids at 4mths with your daughter, did you launch straight into it with 3meals a day or did you still make her milk the main nutrition until 1yr? How about you try this. Cook your dinner a little early and make extra vegies, then just mush some up together in a little bowl with a bit of filtered/cooled boiled water and see if he'll try it. You could separate a few things if you want or give a few things together. If he's into it try and see if he'll pick it up himself and put hand to mouth or if he's happy to have it on a spoon or from your fingers. What do you think? most important of all try to relax and enjoy this time with him at this age, they grow so quickly!
if you want to start food, baked vegie slices are a good way to start. potato or pumpkin cut into slices or decent chunks and then baked on an oven tray.
cucumber sticks or steam zucchini sticks are good too.
starting solids doesn't always help baby sleep more though.
are you able to catch up on sleep on the weekend? or nap during the day at all?
LMM, how's things going?
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