Re: Do I have to start with rice cereal? (kind of a rant, kind of a question)
At 6 mo I made my own rice cereal (ground organic brown basmati rice into flour in new coffee grinder), and after all my efforts DS made aweful faces and pushed it back out with his tounge. We tried again with banana 3 weeks later-success! Now he eats my rice cereal, usually with cooked peas mixed in. At 6 mo, they're really just tasting the food and learning how to eat, not deriving all their iron from it. Somehow babies have survived for thousands of years before your ped's strict 6mo rice cereal deadline.
Renee, wife of DH Scott, mommy of DS Roanin 10/07 DD Corinne 4/10 and DD Adrienne 6/12.