I was chatting with my DCP today and we were talking about when they could start introducing solids at the DC (which is 4 months). She said something that had actually been on my mind the past couple of days, that DS might already be ready for solids.
DS turned 3 months old yesterday but is exhibiting many of the signs I've read regarding whether or not your baby is ready for solids. He:
1. Has been sitting well with support since 2 months.
2. Has curiosity about what I am eating.
3. Has had strong head control almost since he was born.
4. Makes chewing motions.
5. Was almost 14 pounds 2 weeks ago (he was 8lbs, 8oz at birth)
He only eats breast milk now, either expressed or straight from the tap. But in the mornings, he seems a lot hungrier than in the afternoons. He'll nurse at 5:30 a.m. and eat a 4 1/2oz bottle at 8:00 or 8:30, then another one by 10. He's ready to nurse again at 12, will be satisfied until 3 or 3:30 and then want to eat by 5:30 p.m. The DCP says that he exhibits many hunger signs within an hour or hour and a half of his morning bottles.
So, I would like some opinions as to whether or not I should maybe introduce cereal every so often during the weekdays, after nursing him of course. What do you all think?