How do you know baby wants more than milk?

Ellen - posted on 06/06/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My little boy is 2 1/2 months old, i see alot of people started solid food plus milk with there babys around this age from the questions on this sight. But what are the signs to look for when baby is ready for more then just milk?

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Rosey - posted on 06/12/2009

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my pediatrician recommends not starting on solids until 4 months because their digestive system isn't mature enough before that.

Kym - posted on 06/11/2009

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It really depends if you are breast feeding or bottle feeding (formula). Starting a baby at 2 1/2 months is risky on solids as there little tummies are not ready for food. It is up to the individual baby as they are all different. Babies no nothing about solids until offered to them it really comes down to knowing your baby and the mothers instinct. If your baby is hungrey offer more milk first to see if that satisifies him, formula tables are a guide only as to what they should be drinking per feed. As long as baby is gaining weight the you are ok he may just want to suck so offering a dummy (pacifier) can also help.

Keywondra - posted on 06/11/2009

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try puttin ur face on his cheek and see if he tries 2 eat ur face ,and if he does then he is hungry.

Krissy - posted on 06/11/2009

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u can tell when he is not satisfied he would more times than normal like drink a 8 oz bottle and 1-2 hrs he is hungry again. If he is ready give him a little (1oz or little bit less) of oatmeal or rice cereal in his bottle and see if that soothes him. Try in the morning and the night only though. u dont want to give too much b/c he may get constipated.

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