Hi Moms - I'm a first time mom whose son is about 8 months (gestationally - he was a preemie). We're into solid foods now - some homemade, some store-bought, and I'm just wondering what other moms are doing with feeding schedules and type of food at this stage. It's kind of overwhelming - just when BF got easy and comfortable, I have to add solids to the mix?
Right now I've been feeding him pureed solids once or twice a day usually right after BF. So far he has tried and liked bananas, applesauce, pears, sweet potatoes, peas, and some oatmeal (though I haven't fed him oatmeal for awhile). He really enjoys eating all these.
- When and how should I add finger foods?
- Should I be feeding him solids consistently 2-3 times a day? (ie: oatmeal for BF, fruit for lunch, veggie for dinner?)
- Any other tips or suggestions?
Thanks everyone - it's crazy how it seems like extra work and another issue of, "am I doing the right thing?" to feed my dear little guy...