So I just started my six month old on solids…more like tried it once. This past weekend I tried giving him some organic rice cereal (earths best) mixed with my breast milk (about 1 tbs of cereal and 3 of my milk). Most of it pretty much ended up on the bib, chair or chest. He saw it more as a game, I would “feed” him the cereal with the spoon and most of it would just stay in his mouth since I could see it as he laughed and/or would be spit up when he closed his mouth. This was on Saturday morning. Since then, he has had diarrhea (now its just a very wet stool) and is spitting up. He never spits up, but now every time I nurse him, he spits up. He also had a slight diaper rash. Could he be allergic to the rice cereal? Is the spit up normal, for when babies start eating solids since it’s the first thing they eat? My diet has changed at all…and he has his usual amount of wet diapers, his dirty diaper counts have increased. He does have a milk allergy/intolerance. Any suggestions would truly be welcomed, since I am a first time mom and this is the first breastfed baby in the family. Everyone in my family has already given me an earful for not starting solids way sooner, but I just stood my ground and said I’d wait until he was 6 months old.