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  1. Thanks for everyone's replies! It's a shame there is still no solid answer to the question. Seems like everyone had a different approach which I find very interesting. I think we'll probably go with my gut instinct and shoot for waiting for solids till he turns 1. I have the luxury to breastfeed my son as often and as much as he wants since I don't work.... I have read up on iron and concluded there is no concern. Besides, if we get worried, we can just get his iron levels checked and make appropriate changes. I am a little surprised that so many of you think introducing grains first is ok. I think bananas, avocados, squash and the like are much more appropriate as first foods. I would hold back even on rice for an extra few months just to be on the safe side. But that's just me... I think the whole "feed-your-kid-rice-cereal-at-4-months" thing is an American thing. None of my European friends or relatives ever heard of it... Thanks again! Kate
  2. So my baby is 6 months old exclusively breast fed. My hubby has celiac disease so I'm on a gluten-free diet. In addition we both have some food allergies. I really have to watch what I eat or baby gets a tummy ache. We have been doing really well but now everyone incl baby's doc seems to think we need to start solids. I am fine with putting it off as long as possible. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm thinking that with every day we wait to introduce solids, baby's chance for developing celiac disease or food allergies decreases. Am I right or am I just ultra paranoid? I was thinking we could wait till 9 or even 12 months to introduce any solid foods whatsoever.... I am planning on not giving him any gluten till age 2 and I'm sticking to that. Can't wait to see everyone's replies. Thanks! Kate
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