Well, I've heard again and again to wait until 6 months, but ds just seems so ready. At 4 months, he actually seemed really interested so I mushed up some banana with breast milk...wasn't at all interested. So, I waited a while.
Just in the last few days, ds has been reaching for our food and yelling at us! If he knew how to say the words, he'd be saying, "I want some of that!". So 3 days ago, I got some organic avacado and mushed it up with breast milk so it was pretty liquidy. He really seemed to enjoy it. I fed him probably about a half a tablespoon of actual avacado. And later that same day, I fed him more avacado/breastmilk about 2 tablespoons. Yesterday when I tried it again, he didn't seem as interested, and spit most of it out. Last night his first tooth cut thru and another one is almost up thru the gums also! Today I haven't given him anything because he has been on the fussy side because of the teething. I've been giving him Hylands and he's been sleeping a lot today, so he probably wouldn't be interested in food today. So, I'm just playing it by ear, and taking cues from him. At 4 months he had almost tripled his birth weight -- was 7lbs 6oz at birth and at 4month check was 19lb 6oz. At 5 1/2 months now, I'm sure he has tripled his birth weight at this point. He doesn't totally sit unassisted yet, but almost.
We'll see how he is feeling tomorrow. I will nurse him before I make breakfast as usual, and since he usually is most interested while we are eating, I will have something ready for him standing by if he is interested.