So we tried our 5 1/2 month old with food last night for the first time.
Porridge, so oat flour, cows milk and a little sugar.
He wolfed it down, but 3 hours later just kept waking all night. Would hug and cuddle to sleep, but 30 minutes later something was disturbing him (he's not a great sleeper anyway, but not usually that bad). Lots of spit up last night and this morning.
Could it be the cows milk?
He's mostly breast fed, but has had the occasional bottle of formula before. So wouldn't that affect him too if it was?
Anyone with babies with cows milk intolerances etc out there?
It could be just getting used to having food. 5.5 months is early and unusual first foods. Vegetables or fruit might be better. Grains could be difficult to digest, I would avoid sugar and stick to breastmilk / formula for a while longer.
Does your baby have reflux, eczema, is he particularly mucousy, how are his bowels normally? Was he born by C-section? Has he had antibiotics? Is there any eczema / asthma / allergies / autoimmune issues in your family?
If the answer to these questions is no, I would watch out for changes, perhaps try vegetables first but not worry too much.
Strange first food and not the best time of day to give it either. If you give foods then try during the day so you can see any reactions. Cows milk not recommended in foods until 6 months. No need to add sugar to anything either.
Try simple single fruits/veg to start with and only in small portions