help a baby out - eating and sleeping shouldn't be mutually exclusive
September 30, 2012 8:19 PM Subscribe
Babyfilter: At just over five and a half months, baby machine is starting to try solid foods. So far what this seems to mean is that about 4 hours after he goes to bed at night he wakes up crying due to gas. I'm looking for suggestions or anecdotal experience around how to help the little guy out.
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Baby machine has been primarily breastfed with the occasional bottle of formula (say once, maybe twice a month). At our last dr.'s visit, the doc suggested that we could start on solid foods when the baby started to reach for things people were eating. So last week we tried homemade apple sauce courtesy of grandma and this week it was sweet potato puree.
In general, he seems fine with the actual eating piece of this (tho there are many hilarious faces) but then we have nights where the gas wakes him up multiple times per night. The gas itself is usually solved by picking him up - changing positions or changing his diaper to get him moving his legs. But it's no fun for me or him.
Is this a case of the mouth says yes but the intestines say no and we should just wait a while more? Try different foods? Baby pro-biotics? Any ideas? Thanks!