My DD had her 6month appointment yesterday (almsot a month late) and I've been feeding her solids once a day (about 2 weeks). I usually just pick either a fruit, veg, or cereal. The past week she's started eating 1/2-3/4 of 2.5oz container. Her nurse yesterday said she needs to be eating one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables everyday and cereal. She said she only needs to drink 16-24oz of BM a day and can eat finger foods and pretty much anything else and drink juice. She was pretty shocked when I told her that DD eats 11 oz of BM from 7:30-3:30 while I'm at work. I thought that wasn't much at all.
The Dr. said to slowly start adding more and not to rush her. He did say she needed to eat cereal for the iron.
Of course today I read posts saying cereal is not necessary or good for them.
I don't mind adding breakfast, but I don't think she'll eat two whole containers of a fruit/veg and cereal. Also, I think she's starting to get constipated on just on the little bit she's eating now (she goes a tiny bit and it's getting more and more solid/thick). I was going to give her cereal with prunes mixed in to help.
You'd think giving solids would be easy, but there's SO many theories controversies etc... Anyway, any advice will be appreciated.