At lo's 6 month appt the dr recommended starting rice cereal claiming that breastfed babies need iron supplements. I know my LC told me that's not true but the dr insists that she needs iron though she never has been tested. I offered the cereal and she didn't like it. She really doesn't like the purees that I have made for her. I know it is normal for an 8 month old not to eat solids but her ped said to get her on a 3 meal a day schedule. We have her 9 month appt coming up and I don't know what to say when the ped starts on how she has to eat rice cereal for the iron. This ped is probably more supportive of breastfeeding than most in our area but she really pushes the rice cereal. My 8 month old does not need solids yet, does she? I thought they were just for practice up to a year? Is it ok to just offer solids every other day or so? Sorry for all the questions but I'm a first time mom and everyone I know said that their little ones had no problems with solids.