So I've read a few other posts and it seems that some other ppl are in the same boat.
My ped told me at my DD's 4 month appointment (at which time she was 4.5 months old) to start soilds. She even said 'no later than 5 months'. I was excited to do so, but started with a 1/2 teaspoon of rice cereral once a day (my Ped. told me 1 tablespoon and increase to 2 but that seemed a lot!) and DD is now 5 months and I have been giving her 2 teaspoons before nursing at breakfast (around 6:30-7am) and at dinner (around 5 ish and then she nurses at bedtime 6 30-7pm). At her 4 mth appointment she was over 16 pounds, so she is a big baby and happily takes the rice, plus breastmilk. (In total she nurses 5 times a day (four hours apart and usually sleeps through the night)
Anyways, my question is-I'm not too keen on the rice cerearl-don't really think it has much nutrition to it and if I'm going to give soilds, I'd rather give real food...is this ok? My Ped. said to do rice, then other single grains cereral, then multigrains and THEN fruit and/or veggies.
Whatever I do try, I only want to do very small amounts b/c I always thought you don't start soilds until 6 months.