Last week we went for my LOs 4 month check up. Dr said to start solids. I questioned her and explained that everything I had read and the AAP encourage breastmilk only for first 6 months. Her response was that there is new evidence to suggest that the sterile gut philosophy is maybe not the best and that babies need more than what breast milk has to offer. She hopes to have us eating eggs by 6-7 months.
My LO shows no signs of readiness, as he was 5 weeks premature. And I have not been able to find anything that says it's good to start solid at 4 months. Have any of you heard about any new studies released that she may be referring to?
I plan on following my instincts and holding off another couple of months but just wondering if there is any truth to what she's saying. Tks!!