My baby is 6 months old and just starting out on solids.
so ill just tell you what ive been told and what worked for us (although oz of formula i think might be different as my DD was BF) up until a year babies should be getting the majority of their nutritian from formula or BM. SOlids are really just for practice. At that age my DD maybe got a quarter of a stage one in her per day. Now at 10 months she eats all table food
Up to a year, baby should be getting the majority of calories/nutrition from breastmilk (or formula).
Good job waiting until 6 months to start the solids. The first thing to try when starting babies on solid food is rice cereal added to breastmilk or formula.
My babies go straight to table foods.
No baby cereals here either. Just some homemade whole grain porridge also self feeding steamed veggies, ripe fruits, stewed meats, plenty of avocados. No need for spoon feeding.
I’m glad to be of help!