Hi, The official advice we're given in the UK is dont give solids till 6 months. But if you talk to most health visitors, or doctors, or most mums, the advice is usualy dont give food before 17 weeks, but if they wake up in the night they're probably ready. I dont think I know anyone who hasn't given baby mush at about 4 months because they say their baby was 'realy hungry' and even the BFing mums say they didn't have enough milk. But then I've asked a few if giving baby mush has helped and they seem to say no, I want to say to them dont you think that was just thier 4 month growth spurt.
So my question is, is it most likely just a growth spurt, which you should just work through, or are some babies realy hungry and needing more food earlier? It seem strange that babies in general dont need anything other than milk for 6 months, but so many mums have especialy hungry babies.
And what official advice have you been given?
Mary and Rhianna 16 weeks