When we went in for our 4 month checkup, the pedi said we could start some rice cereal for our dd anytime. Because we had a vacation scheduled and some family coming into town, I didn't want to start anything new, so I kept on just breastfeeding her. Last week (just before her 5 month bd) we gave her a little organic rice cereal mixed with breastmilk and she ate it right up. We've given her about a tablespoon of the cereal w/breastmilk once or twice a day, always in addition to a bf session, never in place of one.
I had started my sons (now age 14 and 16) on cereal when they were 4 months old and breastfeeding, because 4 months was the mark most people started cereals. I hadn't read until this week that babies will be fine on just breastmilk for the first 6 months.
So should I stop giving her the cereal and just go back to exclusively breastfeeding for the next month?
She is very interested in food at the table and watches us eat.