Most babies at this age are eating around 30-32 ounces of breastmilk or formula daily. Typically, their daily milk volume stays about the same from this point all the way to 12 months. It will be time to start some food soon, and it is good to start talking about that at this age.
Guidance on when to start foods varies between 4 and 6 months in the medical literature. Ultimately, it is probably best to start sometime between these two ages. Some signs to watch for to let you know that your baby is ready include how well she is doing sitting with support and how much she is jealously watching you eat.
There is really no best way to start food but there are many websites and publications that claim to be best. “Baby Led Weaning” has become very popular recently, but it is still fine to start with purees. Many of our families end up doing a bit of both.
Whenever you do start food, it may be a good idea to stick to a single first food for the first couple of weeks and add variety slowly later.
It is now recommended to start some of the more allergenic foods earlier rather than later. For most babies, this means at 6 months so you don’t have to focus on that yet.