Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.

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  1. Angie says

    My son was at 36 oz of formula per day (5 bottles total, all during the day as he started sleeping 8+ hours at night at 7 weeks) and wanted more to eat at 3.5 months, so our pediatrician had us start oat cereal (spoon fed) at that age. He’s a big kid and is off the charts for BMI and weight at 6 months old (almost 25 lbs, slightly taller than normal but has a long torso and a very wide frame). He’s taking less formula now than he used to (4 8 oz bottles a day, and sometimes doesn’t finish the whole bottle) and the pediatrician said that in his case the solids were good because they have a lower calorie density than formula (he most certainly doesn’t need help packing on the pounds). I had planned to wait longer, but parenting has taught me that plan B or C is just fine and I should roll with it. He’s actually been pretty good about eating since the beginning and it took maybe 2 feedings at the most for him to figure out how to get food off of the spoon and swallow. We have run into the issue of “boredom” with cereals, though. He’s pretty great about eating any foods that aren’t apples. Green beans are great but apples are not well received. Keeping loving those veggies, kid, and you’ll do well. My “advice” here is to talk to your doctor, and work with them to do what’s right for your baby and for you. They’re all different and you have to make choices that you can live with.

    • Neosha says

      @Angie – Thank you for sharing! What a remarkable little guy it sounds like you have. “Keep loving on those veggies” – love it! 🙂 Please keep reading and sharing!

  2. Ashley says

    I started solids when my baby was almost 6 months old. She is now almost 7 months old and is still not taking to it. She has had many veggies and fruit and just doesn’t want them. Any suggestions?

  3. zeeshan khan says

    Please Help…

    My Baby drop the cow milk in the age of 6month , they have not eating much, we are much worry about his retinue… please help the my problem

    • Kristyn says

      Cow’s milk is not sufficient to meet a 6 month old baby’s nutritional needs. Your baby needs to be having breastmilk and/or infant formula. Please take your child to the doctor for a checkup if you’ve only been giving them cow’s milk.

  4. RedLife says

    I fed my son at two months. He drink regular water. He is very advance. My son is now 5 months

  5. TaZ says

    My daughter is 5 months she turned 5 months on the 19 of aug and she’s been eating babies food since 4 months her doctor did it was okay but now that she’s 5 months and she’s eating more my problem is bowel movements she hasn’t had one in three days and I’m getting worried I’m use to her going 5-6 times and she’s breast feed only no formula and a little bit of water

    • Kelly Stellato says

      Hello TaZ. I know it can be troubling when poop frequency changes so much. I assure you though, this can be completely normal. Some babies only poop a few times per week. As long as there are no distressing or concerning symptoms and her behavior has not changed; waking a lot more, more fussy than normal, a lot more gas than normal, or other changes in behavior I would wait another day or two and if she still hasn’t gone you can call her doctor and see what their preferred method of moving this along are. My preferred method is prunes, peaches and apple juice. Good luck.

  6. Barney says

    It will be very runny at first, but as your baby starts to eat more solid foods, you can gradually thicken the consistency by using less liquid.

  7. Judy Baker says

    My son was born at term and weighed a healthy 10.5#! Everyone assumes since he is big he is hungry. He is 7 months and a week and we just started solids as he appeared ready. Hoping he can go longer at night now maybe.

  8. FranVRE says

    Thank you so much for the great article! My twins are turning 7 months tomorrow and one still has the tongue thrust reflex. She pushes everything out and will actually not even open her mouth. I’ve tried many different kinds of foods, but she is just not interested. Could it be that she’s just not ready at 7 months? Her sister is doing a little better and occasionally will have a few spoons of cereal.

  9. Kelly Stellato says

    Hello Folusho, thank you for writing in. Exclusively breastfeeding babies digest milk easily and do need to eat often. Feeding 3 times per night at this age is entirely normal. I know it is exhausting though. There is no evidence to suggest that adding foods early helps babies sleep through the night. In fact the opposite can often be true. When to introduce solids is a decision best made between you and your daughters medical provider. One thing you can try if not doing so currently is a fill up feed. After you feed your daughter as part of the bedtime time routine, feed her again at YOUR bedtime. Ideally this will sync both of the longest period of her sleep with yours. About 5 hours is expected. So if you dream feed at 9:30 p.m. you would feed again at 2:30 or so and about 5:30 and not again until the start of the day. If her growth has been going well, this can assure you, your milk is sufficient! Good luck.