DD is 4 months old. Today she spent the whole day with my husband's aunt. Normally, this aunt only watches her for a few hours twice a week, but she's out of school for the summer, so she's our summer babysitter. She's great with DD and I know she wouldn't do anything we didn't want her to.
She told DH when he picked up DD that DD is ready for food since she ate two bottles in a row today. DH is completely convinced that she's ready for food and we should get some rice cereal TO PUT IN HER BOTTLE as filler.
I told DH that DD isn't showing any signs of being ready for food (I've checked the Kellymom site). Just to prove my point, I put a little bit of carrot puree on her tongue this evening--she was completely uninterested. I have no desire to get rice cereal, give her rice cereal and I'm most certainly not putting it in a bottle. DH's thought is 6 oz of BM with rice cereal filler is more filling than 12 oz of BM and that's what she needs
I think DD just chugged two bottles today because she was hungry and she was at a new place for a longer time than she was used to. I think it was just comfort feeding, if that's even possible.
It seems like everyone we know is pushing for starting on solids because DD has reached the "magic" 4 month mark. Any words of wisdom I can impart on DH and other family members? I know I know what's best. I want to make sure they do too!