Kaitlyn - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is 4 months and a bit, he's EBF, and he's always, like all babies, put things in his mouth when he can. But resently he's been like crazy almost panicy to get anything in his mouth that he can. But when I offer him the boob, sometimes he wants it, sometime he just pulls off, but will then grab my hand and chew and suck on my fingers. I sorta thought it might be teething, he dad got teeth at 4 month so it might run in the family. Plus he's been drooling like crazy.
I am trying to wait til the 6 month mark before introducing solids. But my mom, who formula fed us all, is now suggesting that maybe he needs or wants more than breastmilk. Cause he does watch us eat very closely and grabs at the food (but he also grab at the phone or the toy or whatever we ever have in our hand). So she's sown the seed of doubt in my mind. lol I know that my son can't exactly want what he doesn't know. But could he be trying to tell me he wants to do what we're doing?
Or is it just teething and learning?
Or could he be hungry?
I don't want to be letting my baby suffer if there's something I can do to help him. And he just seem so frantic to get thing to his mouth.
Any help or advice would be very helpful! Thanks!