Re: starting my education on solids..lol!
Don't worry. If he isn't ready to eat at 6 months, there's no need to force him. According to my pediatrician, until the first birthday solids are for experimenting with new tastes, textures and motor skills only. They are not necessary for nutrition, as breastmilk provides all your baby needs. Even after the first birthday, expect the transition from a majority-breastmilk to a majority-solids diet to be a slow and gradual one.
what if he is not ready to eat at 6 months?
He will be able to gum soft foods even without teeth. And you don't need to start with purees- you can give your baby a variety of small, soft foods as long as they are in pieces too small to be choked on. Try mashed peas and beans, chunks of soft fruit (peaches, ripe pears, oranges, etc.), tofu chunks, noodles, etc.
if he hasn't got any teeth how will he be able to chew?
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