Db is a big boy (almost 20 lbs at 6 months) and ped recommended introducing solids at 4 months. We started slowly at about 4.5 months, about a week after we started I was very ill and had to go to hospital, so dh was home with db and 4yo, feeding baby formula (I was pumping and dumping, on antibiotics) and the solids, with some chaotic system all of his own.
So - a bit of a disorganised start. Quite quickly though, db was eating a whole jar at a session, which he was getting around lunchtime and late afternoon. Ped says if he eats a whole jar, we should drop a milk feed. (I'm bf'ing again now). But I keep reading that the milk should be the main source of food for the first year, so feel unconvinced about dropping 2 feeds already.
Also, I seem to keep timing it badly so that db is cranky and rubbing his eyes when I give him solids, so obviously too tired to eat and only having a couple of spoonfuls.
What is/was your routine for feeds at this stage? At the moment mine is something like this - but I feel sure it's not ideal! -
6.30 bf 8.00 bit of baby rice and fruit (he's not really interested though) 9.00 nap 10.30 bf 12.00 solids 15.00 bf 17.00 solids (17.30 db EXHAUSTED) 18.30 bf, bedtime anywhere between 1.00 and 4.00, bf
Looking at this, I'm feeding him every couple of hours! Can this be right?!
This is db#2, so I should know what I'm doing, but obviously I don't!
You are only feeding him about every 4 hours, IIRC the calorie intake from food at this age is minimal in comparison to their milk intake. If you are eager for him to have more food you could always give up on trying to do food at Adult meal times, why not give him some food at 10.30 instead of a BF and BF him before his nap, then switch the afternoon boobie for food?