Re: Do I have to start with rice cereal? (kind of a rant, kind of a question)
The World Health Organization recommends waiting a MINIMUM of 6 mos before introducing solids. I think many U.S. docs out there may have some old fashioned opinions on the matter, but I recommend you check out their website at:
They also recommend breastfeeding for at least the first 2 years, as opposed to the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommendation of 1 year.
Educate yourself on what is harmful for your baby so you know what to avoid, and introduce new foods with caution. Just do what feels right.
(wholesomebabyfood.com & homemade-baby-food-recipes.com are 2 good online resources I found)
Nicole- Devoted mom to Zaire and Sakina
cloth diapering, cosleeping
breastfeeding, full time working mama