My dd's 6 month checkup was today and the doc. said that she should be eating solids 3 times a day and that it's AS IMPORTANT as breastmilk. She's a great ped. and gives me no grief about my choices (waiting until 6 months, no vaccinations, etc...). My dd is only eating some solids at dinner time and not in place of breastmilk. We're more in the 'trying it out' stage right now. Is there any validity to the 3 times a day?
Also, I've read from other sources that grains should not be given until baby is 1 year old due to a lack of an enzyme that breaks it down. Does anyone know about this? I remember giving my two older children grains at 4 months and they did fine (they weren't bf either though). Any thoughts?