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My daughter is now 5 1/2months old. We started to introduce

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My daughter is now 5 1/2months old. We started to introduce solids (rice cereal mixed with formula). She loves her cereal and always wants more.


 


She has been more fussy than usual after eating solids. She will cry 30-40minutes before she is able to fall asleep and wake up crying at night.


 


I was wondering if we should wait a bit longer to introduce her to solids or is there any other suggestions you might recommend?

Greetings,

Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. SS. I will try my best to help you.

When did you start giving solid?

Does it occur after every feed?

Does she have distension of abdomen?
How is stool?

Does she take formula or breast milk?

Hello & welcome to Just Answer!


If you have any questions after reading my answer, be sure to let me know.
There can be a few reasons for the fussiness in this situation
1) Food allergies
2) Teething
3) Food intolerance
4) Changed bowel pattern - constipation etc.
I would not believe that this is due to child being unable to be weaned on to solid food, and would recommend trying some different weaning foods to see if the gassiness reduces.
Here are suggestions from some other parents who have faced a similar problem while weaning
http://www.babywhispererforums.com/index.php?topic=159317.0
If things do not improved, you should talk to your pediatrician,
Let me know if I can assist you further,
warm regards


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Category: Pediatrics
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Experience: MD, practicing Pediatrician with 19 years of experience. Member American Academy of Pediatrics.
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