Ok, my son is a little over six months (first child) and is still totally breastfed. He seems to still be doing well with just breastmilk, but I want to be ready when he is for solids. And I have no clue how to go about it... Some of the things that I've read say that you shouldn't replace a (breast)feeding with solids - so I should nurse him first then offer solids after? Is that right? Right now he eats 5x/day for about 7 minutes on each side and he sleeps through the night. I want to breastfeed at least until he's one, so does that mean he'll be nursing 5x/day until then? (sorry this probably sounds dumb, but I have no idea about any of this stuff).
Also, everyone that I know always starts their kids on cereal, then moves to veggies and fruits.
And from other things that I've read, it doesn't matter what food you start them on, it's really just personal preference? Like, I've read of some doing avocado first, or bananas, some do cereal. Is there one that's better than another? I just want to make sure he's getting enough protein.