my daughter is 8 1/2 months. i've been feeding her purees since 6 months plus the occasional finger food. it's funny regarding the latter. this one sticks everything in her mouth so i figure when i started her with solids, she'd take on to the BLS stuff like crazy...but no, she just mushes it in her hand and plays with it and occasionally puts a little bit in her mouth. it's mostly purees for now.
anyhow, on with the questions. for now, i'm giving her 2 meals a day...basically lunch and dinner and she's BFing at least 6 x a day. so, usually i BF her and then an hour later, i give her solids and then a couple hours later BF again. however, in the 2 hour between the meal and BF, she seems hungry in the sense that if i'm eating something, she'll stare and sometimes chew her mouth. it's very sad to see. should i be giving her snacks? i don't want her to decrease the BF nor do i want to increase the BF times. for her meals, i'm giving her about 4 oz (e.g. size of baby jar). she could probably take more but it seems like a lot already. should i give her more? if i give her snacks, is that breaking the BF before you feed rule? i thought for snacks, i'd do BLS because i want to get her used to feeding herself.
and lastly, is fresh fruits (e.g. uncooked) okay to start at this age? how about egg yolks and meat?
thanks in advance.