I wanted to get some encouragement that its okay to wait till my baby is six months old before offering her anything but breast milk. I feel like I am the absolute minority amongst all my friends with babies. They've all already started their babies on solids by 5 months, even if they breastfeed exclusively. Our pediatrician said no later than 5.5 months for rice cereal because they need to practice on that before they need solids for nutritional value at 6 months. What did you all do with your babies? I'd like to start her on solids only when is absolutely necessary since I'm a single mom right now (husband is serving overseas) and breastfeeding is so much easier and good for her immunities. I plan on making my own organic baby food but purchasing organic rice cereal when we do start solids, hopefully at six months. LO will be 5 months next week.