Re: Do I HAVE to start solids for more iron intake?
We started a liquid vitamin at 9 months for iron (he had low iron). Personally at 6 months it's too young to expect solid foods to count for iron intake. Just because you're offering doesn't mean they're actually eating it yet.
Is your LO showing the readiness signs for solids? Here's a good link to help you.
We started offering at 6 months but my LO didn't actually eat much until recently at 11 months. Just nurse before you give solids, it won't hurt your BF'ing relationship. Have fun!