Just a quick question for everybody out there...Here's the background info: This week was my baby's 4 mo. well baby check up. Lo is 14lbs9oz (50% says doc), but would need like another full lb to be twice birthweight. Lo shows no interest in swallowing anything other than nursing of course. Lo is early for all the milestones, even rolled back to front at 3mos.11days and now does complete rolls (back to front to back) and is really really strong, but is only 4 mos. old, so can't sit up unassisted. Anyway, the doc (who is pretty young - 35 or so) said that we should start lo on rice cereal in 2 weeks. I said no, that dh had a history of childhood food allergies (which doc has been told before), and that we weren't comfortable starting solids until 6 mos. at least with the lo. Doc said that was fine, but that we should start a vitamin supplement now. WHY WOOULD DOC SUGGEST ANY OF THIS, ESPECIALLY THE CEREAL? I am no Doc, but even I know that the AAP says 6 mos. to start solids, (and I think 6 mos. for vitamin supplements if Mom's diet is good?) It makes absolutely no sense to me, since the rice cereal is actually pretty low in vitamins and nutrition compared to breastmilk, and the extra cereal would mean lo would be getting less breastmilk. The Doc is pretty good with kids, but after several encounters with her in situations regarding breastfeeding, even with medications that mom and baby were both on, it seemed like she just didn't have the right info. I research alot of stuff on my own, and thankfully find all the right info myself, but what do you all think about my doc? Do you think she is deficient in other areas too, or is feeding just not really discussed in med. school? When I know more about what the AAP recommends than my doc, I start to wonder which one of us knows more...I really would rather my doc know more than me when it comes to health care for our kids.