My 7.5 month old had a SERIOUS case of constipation today. Poor thing has been straining for a couple of days now to have a bm. Today, he cried and screamed until his face turned red. I even called the pharmacy to deliver suppositories at one point. (Our pharmacy delivers) Well, this just makes me question even more about starting solids. I kind of go back and forth on it. It seems every time I get serious about giving them to him on a 3X per day schedule he has some kind of reaction to make me quit. He's a big baby, almost 20 lbs and 28 inches. And if he wasn't so interested in eating I wouldn't have him on them in the first place. That and I've been told that by 7 months old they need to be on solid food 3 X a day. I just have this sense of urgency about it, like I'm a lazy mom and depriving my baby if I don't feed him breakfast, lunch and dinner. I know that's silly and untrue so I guess I'm really looking for justification to take him off of the solids for a little while. I also was sick recently and lost all but a little bit of my milk. That was horrible and ds HATES formula. So I'm on Reglan now to up it back up. And one more thing, he doesn't like cereal so we have chosen not to go that route. Well, now I am worried about giving him enough iron. I've never posted here, new here, and I figured this is the place to go for breastfeeding and delayed solids support. So I'd like to get some advice and maybe find out what other moms on here would do in my case? Thanks so much! Oh and one more thing to top it off, he almost choked on a biter biscuit the other day. I gave him one at a restaraunt and somehow bit off part of it and was gagging on it. He practically salivates at the rest of us eating though! Are they ready for Cheerios at this point? I thought this might give him something to do with his hands and practice eating like the rest of us. Sorry about the book, on my first post, no less!