Mona - posted on 02/15/2011
Babies like their fingers in their mouths (and anything else they can get in there soon!)
Still hungry usually is accompanied by fussing/crying even after nursing. If he has a poo and half a dozen wet diapers a day (24 hrs) he isn't dehydrated.
Try to hold off to 6 mos or older for solids- they are more prone to allergies if introduced to solids too soon.
Many babies put their hands in their mouth for a variety of reasons - it's perfectly normal. Just check that your supply is OK - is he having at least 6-8 wet nappies a day, and some pooey ones? If so, your supply is fine. If not, there are suggestions in the "Breastfeeding Moms" community as to how to increase your supply. I think it's a bit early for solids - most experts suggest waiting for the middle of the first year.
All the best!
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