DS is 16 weeks this week. I know he is going through a growth spurt because he is nursing every 2 hours around the clock. I assume he eating around 30 ounces a day based on what i'm able to pump (so he is probably eating more!)
He seems to have the cues that he is ready for solids based on other threads i've read on here. He has more than doubled his birth weight and is close to 17lbs. He is VERY interested in what we are eating and often will try to reach for our food. I gave him water from a sippy cup just to let him play with it and he quickly learned how to use it, I can now give him BM in one if I want. The only sign he doesn't have is can't sit up unassisted yet, but sits well in his bumbo chair with excellent head controll.
I guess my question is, do I try solids? I've read a lot about BLS and I want to do this with him, has anyone else started BLS at 4MO? I would like to see if he will take a bananna or avocado either in his hand or in the mesh feeder but I'm too scared to do it! I'm open to trying cereal but I would really like to just jump into the real stuff!
Do you ladies think his frequent nursing at night is just a growth spurt or should I try offering him solids?
Any comments or suggestions are really appreciated! Thank you!