(I posted this as a reply to another thread, but since it got no replies, I'm posting here again)
This is my first post. Have spent the last couple of days looking through archives. Very helpful yet I am still quite confused about introducing solids while still maintaining breastmilk as the main food for baby.
My baby is 7m, was EBF till 5.5 m , at which time we started her on solids (rice cereal with EBM, homemade fruits and veggies). She's slept through the night since 3 m but lately has been waking up once or twice a night. And she seems to be putting things in her mouth all the time and also moving her head back and forth (a bit wildly at times). I see all these signs as hunger cues, but my husband points out that it's probably teething. I know she's teething also, but it's tough spending the entire day trying to decipher her actions and trying to figure out if she's hungy. It seems like my entire day is spent wondering anxiously if I should be feeding her again, even though she didn't eat her last meal (solid) at all.
This is a long way of asking, is there a good guideline on how much baby should be eating at given ages? I know every baby is different, but are there some guidelines to follow (as there are for adults, for example). I have the Super Baby Book (which I find to be ridiculous by the way, why would you feed your baby things you don't eat yourself such as brewer's yeast????), but the recommendations in it seem to be much more than what the women on this forum are feeding their babies. And other websites I've visited recommend even more.