Baby #2 started solids at just after 6 mo. He really took to solids and has been doing great. No tongue thrust and a normal gag reflex. Does well with self feeding and actually prefers if we "load up" a spoon and let him put the spoon in his own mouth.
I'm trying to go slow ... but baby seems to be "asking" for more and more and more.
He gets some food at day care (so far just sweet potato & butternut squash) plus if he's awake more when the rest of us are having dinner. So far he's polishing off everything we give him and seems to want more.
So far this has NOT affected breastfeeding and he's nursing just as much.
I want to "listen" to baby BUT I don't want to negatively affect breastfeeding, especially since he's so young.
(Baby #1 didn't really eat solids until he was about 8.5 or 9 mo old and has always been a "light" eater.)