In the last blog post, we listed some signs of readiness for solid foods that you and your pediatrician will look for to determine whether your baby is ready for solid foods. Remember to discuss these signs with your pediatrician to make the determination whether you baby is ready for solid foods.
Here are more signs of readiness:
- Baby is at least four months old.
- Baby is drinking at least 32-40 ounces of formula per 24 hours and still wants more.
- Baby is breast feeding at least 8-10 times per 24 hours, empties both breasts at each feeding, and still wants more.
- The time between feedings becomes shorter and shorter over a period of several days.
- Baby can bring an object in her hand directly to her mouth.
- Baby shows interest in others eating around her.
- Baby becomes fussy in the middle of the night, whereas before she slept through with no problem.