I always thought breastmilk had more calories than baby food, better nutrients and whatnot. And that's why it should be the primary source of nutrition for the first year. And that's why solids shouldn't replace any breastmilk. And that's why you shouldn't start solids too early, because they aren't as nutritionally dense as breastmilk.
So I said this to someone the other day who said "my ped said that at 6 mos out breastmilk wasn't going to be enough calories for her" and so to offer solids.
To which someone else said "It is *not* true that breastmilk contains more calories than solid food. Unfortified breastmilk and unfortified formula all contain about 20-25 calories an oz. Some baby food contains 90 calories a tablespoon or more."
So what's the deal with this?