Re: Starting Cereal
It sounds like your LO may be ready for food!
I wouldn't worry about solids adversely affecting your LO's BF because at some point every baby needs to transition, no? Also, the first several months of solids are more for developing the eating skill and taste palate and less for baby's nutritional needs so your LO will still be getting the majority of her needed calories and nourishment from your BM. (And sorry to be the bearer of bad new here, but normally when baby is ready for solids, the food you give supplements the BM...it doesn't necessarily mean that your LO will nurse less frequently)
Two really good first foods are banana and avocado. Both are pretty filling and all you do is take a ripe piece and mash it really well with a fork! (I had to add water to the mashed avocado for awhile, though, because the consistency was a bit pasty at first)
Banana and avocado, mixed, is still my LO's favorite food! (Beware, fresh banana stains like the dickens!!!)
20 hours of hypnobirthing and I LOVED every second of it!