I've got a quick question and I'm wondering if I should cross list it with introducing solids.
Shiloh's weight gain has really slowed down some and so has his nursing. He is on a pretty set sleep schedule, but I offer him the breast as much as he'll take it. He's not a huge comfort nurser and he doesn't demand to be fed a lot.
He's nursing about 5 times a day, sometimes 6. He doesn't seem to be very hungry, but he's also not getting a whole lot in the way of solids. He's had many tastes of things, but by no means a sit down meal or substantial portions.
He weighed 9.5 at birth, 14lbs at 3 mos and 16.10 at 6mos (well, 1 week shy of 6mos).
The doctor didn't say anything about his weight, and didn't suggest that there was a problem. My question is, should he be eating more? If he only nursed 5 times a day and had a lot of solids, that'd be different, but he still only nurses. I physically can't make him eat more...he already is a pill to nurse. He bites me if I try to make him nurse when he doesn't want to.
Does his weight seem ok, should I try to offer more solid food? I have made some fruits and veggies for him, and he LOVES to eat off the spoon and is sooooooo curious, so that's not the issue. And if I am going to give him something, I always nurse him first. He loves applesauce and opens his mouth for the spoon before I give it to him, but I try not to give him too much right now.
I'm rambling. What do y'all think, just me being neurotic? He didn't gain a whole lot in 3 mos. I'm fighting off my mom who tells me to give him more solids. We're a middle of the road family....adopt some practices of AP and child led, and some of the "other" stuff too. I do want him to eat off of a spoon and learn many different tastes and textures, I've given him bites of our stuff whole that he can suck and chew on, and I've given him things off of a spoon.
Ok, I'll wait for responses. TIA!