Karen - posted on 01/05/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
I've been reading posts in this forum, and I am somewhat surprised by the number of people who have already started their 4 month old babies on solids. I thought the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations was exclusive breastfeeding for the 1st 6 months. Our pediatrician has said that our daughter won't be ready until at least 5 1/2 months. I know my daughter is no where near being ready for solids (not sitting up, not really showing and interest in foods, and seems pretty satisfied and full by regular breast milk feedings) .
So my question is, how many people are giving solids? When did you start and how did you know your child was ready?