The Bean has started solids. Here are the results:
We got back blood test results from the other week and, as suspected, The Bean's iron levels are low. We talked about ways to try to resolve the issue with our pediatrician for quite a while. He suggested a supplement. We said we were agreeable to a supplement, but would also like to try introducing some foods, as the supplements can be quite harsh. The doc said he didn't really like cereals because he felt they were over processed and the iron is added rather than naturally occurring, and potentially not as easily digested if that was a concern of ours, so we talked about some other foods and decided we'd start some meats (as well as some veggies and fruits) in addition to a partial dose of a supplement. We're also going to go to our naturopath and see if she can suggest a less harsh supplement.
So far The Bean has had some peeled and mushed blueberries, as well as pureed chicken and apricot and seemed to enjoy all three! Maybe this will also help him start sleeping better at nights! (One can hope.)
For those with babies who are eating, what were the first foods you tried out (particularly the iron-rich ones)?