My DS is almost 7 months old and has been very interested in table food for months now. I've kept him EBF until a few weeks ago. He sucks on carrot sticks and numbs cucumbers (he is starting to cut his bottom teeth).
I know I want to keep breastfeeding him basically until he decides otherwise. I've read about how I should let him breastfeed before offering any solids. I've read pros and cons about starting with cereal versus baby food versus child led solids. I'm still not sure what to do. I know it's different for every baby. Some babies don't even show an interest in table food until they're older. And just because he's interested, doesn't mean he's ready for things. DH and I are both lactose intolerant, so DS won't be getting any dairy until he's at least a year old.
So my question is, what do you recommend? What has worked for you? What resources/information have you seen?
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:40 PM on Jan. 23, 2011
Answer by sunnyflower417 at 10:49 PM on Jan. 23, 2011
Answer by Adelicious at 10:53 PM on Jan. 23, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 6:23 AM on Jan. 24, 2011