I had always intended to wait until 6 mths to start any solids but several factors have changed my mind. First, the pediatrician said we can start any time between 4-6 months. DD is almost 5 months. Also, I'm a wedding phtoographer and when I leave her for 8+ hours, she refuses bottles. I figured if she can start rice cereal mixed with BM, at least she'll have something. I've given it to her 4 times and she loves it, gobbles it right up. She's been very interested in our food for a while now and can sit up well, assisted. The first 2 nights I gave it to her ( before her bath / bed) she slept much better. Previously, she'd been getting restless every 2 hours and wouldn't settle until I nursed her (we co-sleep). The 2nd two nights, her sleep was VERY fitfull and she woke up screaming a couple of times. I don't know if this is teething related or cereal related. She also always has a huge BM every morning and has yet to have one today, so I think its messing with her digestion.
Any ideas on if its cereal related? Should I wait another month until she's 6 months?