Hi Mamas --
First, just want to say that it is absolutely great to have made the jump to the 3-12 month forum. I big puffy heart BF'ing!
After reading WAB, I'm committed to baby-led solids, i.e. start when baby expresses an interest. Well... I hadn't expected her to show an interest at just 4.5 months old. I'm trying to judge what's in an actual interest in food for food's sake versus an interest in mom and all the neat things that a 4 month old sees. I'm alone wit her during the day and meals are easiest with her in the bouncer chair on the table in front of me. She stares at and reaches for food. Is 4 months just too early for a taste? I don't want to start early but I also don't want to torture her or put off something she seems to want.
I've let her taste and play with water in my cup (no interest in giving her bottles or a sippy at this age; why fill her belly with no calories & no vitamins). She seems to have fun. Would it be the same with a taste of avocado or mashed banana?
I'd be interested to hear what other BF'ing moms have done.