I have a 5 1/2 month old whose EBF. Up until 2 weeks ago he was EBF, we've started on organic brown rice cereal which he seems to be tolerating well. I'm used to runny poop, but since the solids his poop actually smells bad and is way more mushy and he seems to have more BM than when he wasn't eating solids..is this normal? SO, about a week ago I went on vacation and grandma was taking care of baby (she was feeding him just BM that I pumped so he could have it while I was away) So pretty much in the morning he is getting BM that about three hours later some cereal then napping then when he woke up from a nap an hour later BM. SO he was drinking breast milk every 4 hours with solids in between. Is this a good strategy? How did some of you introduce solids? I just introduced freshly mushed bananas to him yesterday along with cereal, he seems to love them. I tried apples but they seemed to give him a rash around his face so I stopped that right away. I'm not sure if I'm doing this right I'm just used to nursing every 3 hours..any ideas? suggestions? How can I tell if he is tolerating the new food well?Last night he seemed to be uncomfortable all night and didn't sleep well..but I'm not sure if it's related to food. I really don't have anyone to ask, everyone on DH side of the family formula fed and there are no babies on my side and because I'm younger than most I have no friends with babies either! sigh!