I expected to breastfeed my son exclusively for at least six months, but he is a hearty four-month old (16 1/2 lbs) and is nursing every couple of hours. We couldn't get him to take a bottle, and although he was pretty much sleeping through the night last month, now he wakes up every few hours. I am thinking maybe he would sleep better if I started him on solids, but most moms on here seem to think breastmilk is best for at least six months. Did anyone start earlier? I'm thinking about giving him oatmeal or avocados, and continue to breastfeed of course. Any suggestions/thoughts?