DS is going to be 6 months in January, and I want to start him on solids. He's my wonderful big boy...born at 9.6 and as of last week...18.9 pounds!
Needless to say, kid has quite an appetite! I know I don't have to start solids. But I want to, I think it will be fun! He is SO interested in food. Whenever he sees us eat he just stares and tries to grab some for himself. I give him a tablespoon of rice cereal once in a while, he gets more of it down his shirt and all over the place then in his tummy but he LOVES to try. He gets impatient between bites and opens his mouth when he sees the spoon coming. Anyway, so I guess I just wanna know how it goes. I read that avocado or sweet potato are the best foods to start with. Should I just go buy a sweet potato then? And bake/mash it up? Or do I get it in baby food? Same question with the avocado minus the baking part. And when he eats a solid..is that considered a meal? Or should I always top him off with BM? He is my first and I have no idea what I'm doing if you can't tell.
My plan is to breastfeed for a year (if it's longer then it's longer...that's just kind of the plan so far)...so I want to start introducing solids at 6 months and slowly decrease breast feedings so maybe when he is about 10-11 months it will just be morning and night time that I do the breast feedings.
Any advice! Thank you!