None of my babies started solids before a year. They all started showing interest in foods between 14-16 months. My youngest is 14 mos and only has 2-3 tastes a day. I don't mind, it is easier to bf. My kids have all been chunky monkeys with good iron levels ( I had them tested for my own peace of mind. None of my babies has ever cried during the toe poke.)
Follow your babies lead. I feel that they are a lot more in tune with their bodies.