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    Still wanting more after recommended serving of baby food

    My 5 month old has started solids. Her pediatrician recommended 2-3 teaspoon serving of baby food, twice a day. Halley eats that up so quickly and acts like she wants more! She drinks 8 ounces of expressed breastmilk every 4 hours (during the day) and now the baby food, too. She is reaching all of the developmental milestones early and is very big for her age. Do you suggest I go ahead and give her more? I don't want her to be hungry and surely there is no blanket amount that is acceptable for all 5 month old babies. Also - she reaches for whatever we are eating and will put try to put it in her mouth.

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    It actually sounds like Halley may be developmentally ready for more solids. There is an excellent book called Baby Led Weaning and I would highly recommend that you pick up a copy and read it.

    It teaches you how to take your baby's cues and exactly what and how to introduce solids in a way that your baby is telling you she needs them.

    Typically this happens around 6 months of age, but can be a little earlier or a lot later, just depending upon your baby's needs and development.

    Breastmilk is definitely going to be her biggest source of nutrition until she is 1 year old, but if she's grabbing for the food in your hand now, she likely is ready to start exploring new tastes and textures.

    Here's a video from a mum who is practicing baby led weaning with her 5 month old. Enjoy!


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    Hi Halleysmommy,

    I'm not sure if you saw my response to your question, but I'm wondering how the feeding of solids is going. What do you think of the video I posted for you?

    Warm Regards,

    Kate

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