So the pediatrician reccomended that we start giving our baby girl little tastes of food starting at 4 months, just so she could have the experience. He said she seemed ready. He was right in that she LOVED it. Hasn't found a food she doesn't like, and she was handing eating really well...putting food in her mouth herself, making chewing motions and swallowing. Wouldn't really gag at all. So I took that as a sign that she was truly ready and gave her little soft bits of whatever I was eating (not nuts, shellfish, sugar, caffeine etc). Now she's 5 months old so I've been doing this for a month BUT I read a really well researched article about why you shouldn't start any kinds of solids until AT LEAST 6 months. I looked at the research and I think they're right...nothing but breastmilk til 6 months really is best. So now I have to make a decision: should I stop solids completely and then start again at 6 or 7 months when she's met all the readiness milestones? or since she's had a month of solids already should I keep giving her table food? or some other options I haven't thought of yet?
Thanks for your advice!