Adisha - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 62 moms have responded )
I am very confused, as one of the midwives advised me to start my son on baby rice and to go from there, but he is only 4 1/2 months. I wanted to wait until he is 6 months old and all the books I have read recommend this. I feel like I am going above my better judgement if I start to feed him solids. I went to get him weighed today and he is a healthy 5.55kg and doing good for his age. The midwife advised me about giving him feed because I asked her why he is waking up so much at night wanting a feed or to just play. She first told me to not feed him when he wakes up but I can not do that. My son used to go to sleep on time after his bath but now he is more awake and doesn't want to sleep even when he is tired. He is also teething, and so wants attention all the time. I read that even when they start on solid foods theres no guarantee that they will sleep through the night. I dont want to hurry in to it, I mean I dont have long untill he is 6 months anyway. I have a good supply of milk but most people I know with babies are already on solids before 6 months.
I would like to hear your opinions please...