Do new solids ALWAYS do this?
So DS is just about 7 months old and for the last month he's been super interested in food and dinner time. Last week we tried sweet potato for the first time as his first "real" food (we had given him some rice cereal before, and a couple of weeks before we had tried pureed peas which turned out to be a gastrointestinal disaster). He smooshed it in his hands and got some in his mouth, and we also gave him a few bites ourselves. He loved it. But that night he was up literally ALL NIGHT with what seemed like terrible gas. We gave him some the next day as well and it wasn't so bad but he still slept poorly.
We waited a week and gave him banana last night. He didn't get that much in his mouth, I think, but sure enough last night he was up all night again, showing signs of gas pains.
Is this what we should expect at every new food introduction? It's maddening. The reaction makes us wonder if he's ready for solids, but in every other respect he seems really ready. Or is it normal?
First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.