The Peach, where do those recommendations come from? I have not heard them. I would like to read them. I believe in cereal, but not stuffing! You offer only a couple of tablespoons at first, and only if the baby opens his mouth and seems ready. They need plenty of time to become used to a new way of eating. I agree with you completely about the tongue thrust reflex. If you are spending a lot of time scraping the food back off their chin, they aren't ready.