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You did it very well by changing the pattern in feeding, it is just that the baby is still used to be fed quite often. From what you comment, your baby used to eat several times during the night, say every 3-4 hours. Now he sleeps for 8 hours in a row and then wakes up feeling hungry: that is completely normal! Just feed him normally at that time for a ...
On the advice of our pediatrician, we started giving our kids solid foods after 6 months. When she told us how to do this, she indicated that the quantity of solid foods wasn't particularly important, because the baby was still getting its primary nutritional needs met by the breast milk (in your case, formula). Our kids weaned on their own anywhere between ...
We started with solids with our toddler at 6 months, until then 100% breastfeeding and at that point forward whenever it felt right. This was inspired by "baby-led weaning" which I think is basically offering the kid everything you're eating--slices of avocado, pieces of fish, and cheese. Stuff he wouldn't choke.
The earliest recommended age for weaning is 4 months, and as you cannot feed him milk, there is no reason not to start on solid foods. Mashed up, or puréed fruits or vegetables - banana, apple, pear, carrot, potato, parsnip etc. These are very simple first foods, and while they are messy, babies rapidly learn how to eat them. Once they are happily eating ...
Maybe she is playing with the sound of chewing. We adults ignore it; but chewing is quite loud for your own ears if you pay attention. By pulling, the sound changes. You will know when your child have an ear infection, it will be pretty obvious.
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