Alhamdulillah Ziyaad Ilhaam has been exclusively BF for 5 months 2 weeks...
BIG YEAY for me!!! Ermm treat your baby as individual, some said they need 6 months before solid food,.
Ziyaad Ilhaam only need 5mnths 2wks,..
He seems enjoy the solid food and wanting more!
Each meal : 1.5 oz
I used EBM storage bottle to measure each meal ;p
How did i know it's the best time for solid food?
• can hold her head up | Z.Ilhaam good at this!
It's important that your baby is able to maintain a steady, upright position in order to take first foods from a spoon.
• sits well when supported
You may have to support her initially. Try propping her up on the corner of your sofa or lean her against another adult. A highchair can be pulled into action a bit later when she's able to sit up all by herself.
• makes chewing motions | Z.Ilhaam was soooo cute when he starts chewing! mulut gitu2~
Your baby should be able to move food to the back of her mouth and swallow. As your baby learns to swallow efficiently you may notice her drooling decrease.
• has gained a healthy weight
Most babies are ready to eat semi-solids when they've doubled their birth weight, which may take place before or around their sixth month. If your baby seems underweight, check with your paediatrician.
• displays curiosity about what you're eating. | Z.Ilhaam shows his curiosity n start chewing! cumel sangat~
Your baby begins eyeing your meals and reaches out to try foods travelling from plate to mouth.
Source from http://www.babycenter.com.my