Also, don't forget that breastmilk provides more fat and calories than any food you can provide your little one! You don't want any solids you give him will likely be replacing precious breast milk. Not to mention that babies that young are not developmentally ready to take on solids yet ... see this thread here ... http://lalecheleague.org/vbulletin/s...24&postcount=4http://lalecheleague.org/vbulletin/s...24&postcount=4
Ounce for ounce, breastmilk has more calories than most baby-safe solid foods and significantly more nutrients than any type of solid food that you can feed your baby. In addition, starting solids will quite possibly reduce the amount of milk that your baby is getting overall, rather than increase overall intake. One of the first recommendations for a baby who genuinely has slow weight gain is to decrease or eliminate solid foods and nurse more often.
Breastmilk should make up the majority of baby’s nutrition through the end of the first year. At some point toward the end of the first year, most babies will gradually begin to need more iron and zinc than that provided by breastmilk alone - at that point, additional nutrients can be obtained from small amounts of solids.
Some babies thrive on breastmilk alone until 12 months or later - as long as your baby is continuing to gain weight and grow *at his rate*, your milk is meeting his needs well.