After seeing the dr last week she gave me the ok to start giving Tessa cereal. She said at 6 months the point of giving them cereal is to get them used to swallowing something other than milk and to get them used to a spoon. She said to start with 1 teaspoon of cereal mixed with one teaspooon of breast milk and to feed Tessa the cereal after nursing her. So today was the day! Tessa did extremely well! At first she spit out the cereal a lot but after a while she got the hang of it and started to swallow. She didn’t grab the spoon or make a mess. We will try it again in a couple more days.