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  [[SPOILER]]  Should you?  Really?  Why?  Who says? lol  A nap is a nap.  If he is happy and devloping well - how is this not good enough and how is he not gaining anything from it?  I don't get it.    DS1 (at that age) used to have a two very long naps a day.  DS2 has anything up to 6 small naps a day.  Both slept well throughout the night (DS1 sleeping through at a few months old and DS2 is on the boob all night long (we go sleep of course) but never actually wakes up...
neither does mine - he is too busy wanting to be everywhere else! lol
 Thats all I've got! lol...  I have to say allergies is the least of my concerns when deciding to hold off on solids in all honesty.  I don't doubt that children who are introduced to solids later on in life, have more sensitivities to some foods.  These are probably foods that should be avoided anyhow.  For example, I went vegan for a year....when I stopped, I suddenly found I was intolerant to foods I wasn't before hand!  My most excellent vegan diet probably cleared my...
I edited to add onto that but it doesn't appear to be there? lol   http://www.allsands.com/kids/health/babysolidfoo_xrl_gn.htm 
 Six months is the earliest they suggest starting solids and this is research/evidence based.  Here are some legitimate sources that go into it further.    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15384567    http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/85/2/635S    I would suggest further reading - especially if you are breastfeeding. 
My 6 month old still has four naps a day.  They are not long naps.  A few are - at the most - an hour long.  He tends to show he is tired and ready to retire for the day anytime between 7 and 9.  It really depends on what time he wakes up which can be anytime between 5 and 8 in the morning!  We have no 'nap time' or 'bed time'.  He follows his own body clock.  During the day he either naps whilst nursing or in the sling. 
With both sons it started out with me having to lay on my side and yeah, at times it was a little uncomfortable.  DS2 seems to use me as human dummy (pacifier) so I am often stuck on my side as he comfort sucks the night away.  BUT - it has gotten easier as he gets older.  He is nearing 7 months old now and there are times I can lay any which way I want!  It just evens out the back aches ;) lmao 
I have read this in a few breastfeeding books.  I want to say one of them was Breastfeeding Politics - but I don't have it on hand so I can't say that for sure.  I have also read it in 'The Mother' magazine.  And it is also on a few online sources - such as this one for example:  http://www.allsands.com/kids/health/babysolidfoo_xrl_gn.htm 
DS1 was tongue tied and I got NO advice or help with this - it royally screwed up our breastfeeding relationship.  Ended up in me pumping full time and then eventually formula.  I did not want that to happen the second time around.  Both DH and I are tongue tied so I knew the chances of another baby being tongue tied were pretty high - and he was!  It was even worse than DS1!  So I got it clipped.  For me, that was better than a non-breastfeeding relationship.    DS1...
Babies that young don't have the enzymes in their tummies to digest meat - so I would suggest giving her organic free range well cooked meat that you chew yourself before giving her if you are insisting on giving her meat.  Chewing it yourself helps to add the enzymes (yours) needed to digest this.    Are you breastfeeding?  How are your iron levels?  The iron in breastmilk is far more bioavailable (fully and easily digested) than in anything else you could give your...
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