I have studied a lot these days. A LOT!!!
I realised that here, in Greece (and I'd really like to know what happens in other countries), every doctor says and does whatever he wants. I mean others suggest to introduce solids at 4 months, others at 4,5 months, others at 5 etc. I don't know why and how everyone comes to each conclusion but what I have found so far is:
1) Old doctors are very experienced, but they seem to stick to what they've learnt at the university and they never or rarely keep abreast of new research. That makes them kinda not very breastfeeding friendly
2) Young doctors are usually nicer and scholastic. They are more breastfeed friendly.
I believe that we have to choose our doctors. There must be chemistry between us...we must think the same way. If I had the chance I would change a million pediatricians to find the one that fits with my philosophy. Plus I would visit an holistic doctor too. But things are not easy for us at the moment. We don't have much money and I can't do that. So, about the food, I choose to follow the american academy of pediatrics, national health organization and LLL advice, so... NO SOLIDS BEFORE 6 MONTHS (or so)! I say or so because I'm planning to let my baby show me the way. I think HE knows best, HE...not any best selling book writer and definitely not any milk seller (aka pediatrician)!
Thank god I have a great man on my side who supports my decisions. Well, now I have plenty of time to organize and prepare a vegan diet for us!!!