Alissa - posted on 02/24/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter turned 6 months yesterday and we just started her on rice cereal last week. We had to wait til she was 6 months because I have a lot of food allergies but I knew she was ready so I went ahead and started last week. This is my first baby so I'm not really sure what kind of feeding schedule she should be on or how the introduction to solids really works.
We started out with one feeding of rice cereal a day and just yesterday went to two. Sometimes she does really good with it and sometimes its a struggle to get through the feeding. When she fusses while I'm trying to feed her I think she is just really hungry and frustrated because she keeps opening her mouth to eat more. I have read that sometimes it helps to nurse her before the solids just to whet her appetite but she is a really fast eater...she only takes about 5 minutes to nurse so I hate to completely fill her before feeding the solids and she would throw a fit if I stopped nursing after just a minute or two.
Does anyone have any suggestions? What would a normal schedule be like for the stage we are in?
Sorry this was so long...thanks in advance!