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I voted bananas, but I kind of lied. I offered rice cereal first to all 3. Dd#1 loved it. The next 2 hated it, so I gave the box to dd#1, who still liked it.
I was mostly too lazy to ever express my milk to mix with foods. I just used water to dilute when neccessary. She probably only got 2 boxes of baby cereal total, then was ready for real table food.
Dd#1 was/is easygoing. She allowed me to spoon feed her just about anything. I do remember she got constipated when we started solids at one point, so I backed off on the quantity. Bananas and rice cereal are constipating.
Dd#2 and ds preferred to self feed, dd also hated pureed foods, so they didn't start eating til about 8-9 mos. Then they ate just about anything. They didn't like Oatios (too big and hard, but I think the co has changed the recipe by now), so we did Cheerios. I am not a health food purist! but they mostly had fruits and veggies, mostly raw and fresh from my plate or stove.
We started tofu and fish/meat, beans and lentils at around 9 mos. They also had no problems with wheat or dairy, so we could do toast, pasta, crackers, yogurt and a little cheese. I held off on cow's milk til one yr. No need, with all the mama milk fresh from the source.
All 3 continued to breastfeed every hour.