We are approaching the end of the 1 week since Brandon has been on solids. Normally I would wait till bub turns 6 months to even start but every baby is different and I noticed that Brandon has been feeding more frequently despite already older (not a newborn anymore – boohoo!) and he was not sleepign through the night. I figured that he was getting hungry faster coz BM tends to digest a lot quicker than FM so even though he was just 5m 1w, I took the plunge and gave him smooth rice cereal (called Farex here).
Let’s just say that I couldn’t feed him fast enough and he was sure to let me know that I should be moving faster!! LOL Yes, he definitely likes his solids and it’s funny how fast they know what to expect coz since that first time that he had the solids, he knows. He knows what it taste like mixed with BM and when I mixed it with water (forgot to express and didnt have time to do beforehand coz big boss was fussing) – the look of disgust was quite clear and he made sure I never made that mistake again. He also knows that 11am is lunch time coz he will not nurse and will make a fuss until I feed him. Man, who ever said babies don’t know anything?? They must have been talking rot, I tells ya!
So despite just 1 week into solids, I’m already feeding him twice a day and managed to drop his super early morning feed just last night. This meant that I was super engorged at 6.30am. Thankfully Brandon did his job well and put me at ease and he even had a longer sleep in too. So if this keeps up, it will be good news. Now I have to dig out all the books and recipes for babies all over again. Haiz….just when you thought it was all over, you’re back at it again. My only consolation – this is the last time I ever have to do this!