Most babies at this age eat around 30-32 ounces of breastmilk or formula daily. Their daily milk volume typically stays about the same from this point to 12 months. It will be time to start some food soon, and it is good to start talking about that at this age.
The medical literature shows different guidance on when to start foods between 4 and 6 months. Ultimately, it is best to begin sometime between these two ages. To let you know that your baby is ready, some signs to watch for include how well she is sitting with support and how much she is jealously watching you eat.
There is no best way to start food, but many websites and publications claim to be the best. “Baby-led weaning” has become very popular recently, but it is still OK to start with purees. Many of our families end up doing a bit of both.
When you start food, it is a good idea to stick to a single food for the first couple of weeks and add variety slowly later.
Starting some of the more allergenic foods earlier rather than later is recommended. For most babies, this means at six months, so you don’t have to focus on that yet.