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First tooth..hungry

What's the best thing i can do for my son? he's five months old, not really that fussy at all, i wouldn't have noticed it at all actually if it weren't for the fact that he bit me while breastfeeding, but it just seems to be very tender...also does that mean i can start making him more food to eat? he seems to have a pretty good appetite. His main diet is still breastmilk, but he really does like the baby purees i make for him...and never seems fully satisfied. He's already gone through the 3-4 day cycles of apples, bananas, pears, carrots, and peas.

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Asked by LogansMama09 at 6:24 PM on Jan. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • try some more veggies

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • try feeding him baby food 3 times a day like cereal in the morning then bm then a fruit for lunch then more bm and a veggie and bm for dinner

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:47 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Ther American Academy of Pediatrics, and virtually all other medical organizations suggest nothing but breastmilk for the first 6 months so you are already doing solids a bit early. How many times i she breastfeeding in 24 hours? He probably just needs to nurse more. Your breastmilk is also higher in fat and calories and more nutrient dense than any of those purees.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:25 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts. Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library


    Answer by rkoloms at 8:28 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • He should only be having breastmilk. You can go back to just breastfeeding him. Your supply should quickly increase. It's common for infants to go back to just breastfeeding when they are ill, so that's how I know it will work.

    Human milk is more nutritious than any food you give him. By giving other foods you are filling him up with inferior foods. When you restart solids at 6 months you can start with fork mashed foods, not purees. Start with very small amounts, think teaspoons. You want breastmilk to be his main source of nutrition up until 12 months. is a good breastfeeding website that has info on starting solids.

    Answer by Gailll at 8:31 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:02 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • But that makes no sense, my pedi TOLD me to put him on solids because he was teething and showing so much interest in food...and he's not ill at all. he's actually really healthy, just seems to have a healthy appetite

    Answer by LogansMama09 at 11:00 AM on Jan. 12, 2010

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