Re: When to introduce solids and water?
My DS is also a little over 5 months. I asked the pediatrician this past Friday what he recommended, and he said 6 months. I asked if it would be okay if we waited a little longer, and he said that he really recommends 6 months old for BF babies because if you wait too long, the baby might lose interesting in eating. I don't know if we'll really be ready at 6 months, but I wanted to throw out the pediatrician's opinion. We're going to try to focus more on DS's interest level. I think we'll *try* solids during his 6 month, but just see how it goes and let him more play with the food (instead of making sure he swallows it).
Oh, the pediatrician also told us not to worry about giving rice cereal. We should start with fruits/veggies instead.
Mommy to Alex, born 2/27/11