Re: first time mom whose just so confused about solids! any advice?
Once a baby starts solids, it is normal for
I'm used to runny poop, but since the solids his poop actually smells bad and is way more mushy and he seems to have more BM than when he wasn't eating solids..is this normal?
a) poop consistency to change, with stools becoming firmer or softer than when the baby was exclusively breastfed,
b) poop smell to change a lot, and
c) poop volume to change.
Until a year, I think it's best to try to maximize breastmilk intake, because there aren't any solids which are as healthy or nutritionally complete as breastmilk. So I would encourage breastmilk every 3 hours instead of every 4 if possible. You may need to cut down on the amount of solid food you are offering in order to achieve that, but that's not a big deal: until the first birthday, solids are just for experimenting with new tastes, textures, and motor skills. They're not necessary for nutrition.
SO he was drinking breast milk every 4 hours with solids in between. Is this a good strategy?
Beginning at 6 months, we took a baby-led solids approach, i.e., we put healthy foods on our daughter's high-chair tray and allowed her to maneuver them into her own mouth.
How did some of you introduce solids?
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