Re: Amount of Solids
There's such a wide range in what's age appropriate when it comes to solids that as long as the baby is happy I wouldn't worry. Some 8 month olds aren't yet eating any solids (my first was like that), and some are eating full meals, and there's every variation in between. Since breastmilk alone is sufficient to meet all your baby's needs for around the first year, the amount of solids you're offering sounds fine to me. He's old enough that you could start offering him finger foods and letting him experiment with getting them into his own mouth. O-shaped cereal is a good first choice, but you can also offer things like smashed soft-cooked veggies (potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, squash, carrots, etc.) and soft fruit pieces. Just make sure the pieces are non-choking hazard sized, and let him get busy!
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