Re: 6-12 months combining BFing and solids: how?
with the PP. There are so many differing opinions on solids! I personally like what my pediatrician said when DD was starting solids: "Until the first birthday, solids are just for experimenting with new tastes, textures, and oral motor skills. They're not necessary for nutrition because breastmilk or formula provides everything the baby needs."
By 8 months I knew I was going to nurse as long as my DD wanted, so solids were easy for us. I just let her self-feed and transition to a majority-solids diet at her own speed, something which didn't happen until she was well over a year old. If you're planning to wean more or less exactly at 1 year, you may want to pursue a more regimented course so that when you wean, your baby is already eating a good diet of solid food.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"