My daughter is 7 months old, and for the last month I've tried 2-3 times to get her to eat solids (I've tried mushed up banana & sweet potatos, baby cereal, and jarred pears). Same reaction - gagging, spit back out, and a bewildered face. She shows all other signs of readiness - interested in food, can sit up, pincer grasp, etc.
This is my third kid and I've been involved in LLL since the first, so I know factually that she's OK and that she doesn't really need solids for quite some time. I attended a meeting a few years ago, and the Leader said "LLL recommeds starting solids sometime in the middle of the first year, and if that isn't vague enough to help you then I don't know what is"
Thank God I don't have any supply issues and she's a good nurser. It's just that I didn't encounter this with my first two so I'm looking for a little re-inforcement that she's OK and that it's OK to put away the food masher and the baby spoons for another month or couple of weeks and try again later.