I know many pediatricians give the green light to start solids at 4 months, but I had no intention to :-) The guidelines I felt comfortable with indicated 6 months was a good age for introduction, and my understanding is that the food aren't really well digested until around 8-9 months of age anyway.
When my ped said "4 months" I said "do I have to???" to which he responded there was no real reason to start solids other than parents being eager to much sooner than 6 months.
Well to my total shock, my little (or big, actually) 4 month old can almost sit up by himself (!!) and for weeks now he has been LUNGING at any and all foods that he sees. A week ago I was looking the other way and he just lunged across me and latched on to my pear.
So I am going to play around and introduce solids - based on his cues - but I sure am nervous about this just being an eating game & he won't get much out of the solids other than a decrease in BM.
On the nursing side, he seems to nurse VERY BRIEFLY and then just does a raspberry on my nipple. He is still 95th %-ile for weight though so it's hard to worry that he is starving himself!!
Anyone else seen real readiness in a 4 month old??