All babies are different and because of that they are all reading for starting solid foods at different times. These days it is recommended that you exclusively breast (or bottle in my case!) feed for six months. My mum was shocked when she heard this. She said myself and my 2 brothers were weaned from about 4 months onwards. They do say now definitely not to start weaning before 17 weeks and to speak to your health worker if you feel your baby does need food before this. Your baby’s digestive system hasn’t fully matured enough before then.