Soliderwife, solids actually have less calories than breastmilk! Starting solids will also not make a baby sleep longer at night; in fact, the opposite can occure if you start before six months (when they still have "open gut", babies started too early often get very gassy and constipated, which can keep them awake).Originally Posted by soldierwife
Dd2 is just now six months and we let her play with some mashed banana, but she's really not ready to actually eat anything, and that's fine
Fruits are fine, it's a myth that they'll crave sweets if you give those first. And actually, breastmilk itself is quite sweet We instinctually prefer sweeter tasting foods- sweet=ripe!