I am really in need of some help.
DS is small for his age - following the normal growth curve, at 5 %, but just small - healthy, alert. He is about 14.5 lbs - came home from the hospital at 6lbs, 0oz - lost over 1.5 lbs in the hospital in 3 days - was in NICU.
We are nursing about 6 times a day, and about 2-3 times at night. We have been feeding banana pieces , teether biscuits, or a jar of chicken 1 time per day for solids intro.
Question I have is: I don't know what to feed him!!!
I would like to nurse him as much as possible and minimize solids until at least a year because he is so small and I want him to get as much nutrition from BM as possible. I have just started solids because he just seems so hungry all the time - he screams and bangs his hands when he sees me pull out a bagel or some yogurt for me to eat on the run - I actually hide in another room to eat because he makes such a fuss.
I dont' know what to feed him so that he is satisfied but is not filling up on things other than BM, or am I doing this wrong?? I'm really not sure what I should be doing. He obviously wants to eat and INHALES anything that is in front of him - he wants to eat so badly - what should I do??? I am really at a loss. Help me!!!
We have our 9 month checkup in 3 weeks, but I don't really trust what the ped has to say - I want some advice from some nursing moms - thanks!!!!
Also, no bottles - but he is only on one breast for about 2-3 minutes, pulls of and screams, I try to put him back on the same side and he screams until I switch him to the other side - I switch back and forth like this about 5 times in a nursing session to keep him on the breast - I have tried to keep him on one side for the whole session, but he pulls off and screams and hits my breast - I have tried compressions - doesn't seem to help.
Thanks in advance.