Re: Starting off..
I don't know if I'd offer a cup with solids to start off with. I think it helped my keep my milk supply up not to offer a drink because then she would want to nurse after eating solids to wash it down. It may not be a problem for you, but that's what worked for me.
Also, you might not know that it isn't necessary to start off with cereal (though if that's what you choose to do, your plan sounds great to me). For some moms, particularly mom's of exclusively bf babies, Baby-Led Solids works really well. If you aren't familiar with it, here's a good article (it converted me, anyway):
Good luck and have fun whichever way you do it!! Starting solids is a really exciting step for you and baby, I know we had a lot of fun with it.
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