This is probably going to be long- DH is out of town w/o decent cell reception and I'm not sure what I think about the advice pedi gave us yesterday.
So LO had been dead on in the 50% percentile at basically every appointment- his head size has been a little a bigger at couple- but no biggie. At his 4month appointment (yesterday) he's jumped to 75 for head/length and dropped to 40 for weight. He grew 2 inches in the last month. Crazy.
Anyway- his motor skills are awesome. He's been rolling for a while, everything goes in the mouth, grabs at our food, he can sit by himself for about 10-15 seconds at time, etc.
So, pedi ( who I LOVE) said go ahead and give him solids. She said he's ready and it will help give him a little extra in terms of calories and should not e/affect the BFing.
I was really planning on waiting for any solids until 6 months. My mom came with me to his appointment and is totally gungho about giving him solids and went out and bought some purees.
I don't know if I should go ahead and start solids now or wait. I feel like he needs them (but this might be my mom's excitement getting to me). She keeps saying the pedi told me to give him solids and I guess since his weight percentage in comparison to his height/head is so low, now I'm feeling like he needs more.
Ugh. I don't know. I just feel so conflicted about this. For whatever reason, I'm starting to feel like I'm starving him if I don't give him solids?
(and thanks for reading all this- I just sort of need a sounding board!)