So E had her 4 month appointment today. I told the doctor we wanted to do a delayed schedule and she was cool with that. However, when I mentioned baby led weening (at 6 months+ of course) she thought I meant getting her completely off breastmilk/formula. When I told her I meant larger pieces of food as opposed to purees, she said that babies can't handle that until 8-9 months (due to not being able to hold it and get it into their mouths correctly?) and she recommends purees first. She also mentioned giving rice cereal at 5 1/2 months, but I really wanted to skip it all together. Any thoughts on this? I guess we just do what we think is best for our baby and take what the doctor says with a grain of salt.
Its frustrating because I haven't found a doctor I really click with yet and we're on our third. I feel like I'm too hippy dippy for the pediatrician, but not enough so for the naturopath.