Nothing but breastmilk for the first six months.
Breastmilk should be the only "meal" for the first twelve months. Solids are not needed between 6-12 months..their only purpose is social (eating w/ the family), flavor exploration, and texture experimentation.
ALWAYS nurse first. Offer solids only after a breastfeed, and not much..just a couple of teaspoons is fine.
Keep in mind that between 6-12mo, solids should never 'replace' any breastfeeds. Mama's milk is all that is needed. Breastfeeding should continue for two years (minimum) or longer, baby will know when to wean (World Health Organization.)
at 12:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2008