My baby was EBF untill she was about 7 months. The reason you dont' want to start babies on solids too early is you will introduce bacteria to the gut. Breastmilk is sterile. So if you formula feed, t doens't matter when you feed solids, cause you baby has already been introduced to non-sterile food. (FORMULA IS NOT STERILE!) It also depends on when your baby looses their choke reflux. Babies will stick their tounge out and "choke" when solids are introduced if they aren't ready. Their tounge will push it out, instead of pushing it back. Check out www.kellymom.com on deleying solids.
at 1:11 PM on Nov. 5, 2008