Hi Carla. Like you, I breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months. I did not try to rush it. I agree: there's too much info out there about "correct" strategies. My breaking point was reading that the American Academy of Pediatrics can't even agree on one best age to introduce solids! The nutrition panel says 4 months, but the breastfeeding panel says 6 months. Argh! So I thought just letting it happen naturally would be best. I mean, if nursing is going smoothly for mom and baby, why rush to introduce solids?
I started her off with rice cereal mixed with a little expressed milk or a little water. She was not into it at all for a long time. We'd just give her a little each day and not really worry about it. Eventually she became interested and started to really swallow it down. Still, she never really started to wean until she got old enough for finger foods. She's never been into being spoon fed.
My two best tips for you would be: 1) start with rice cereal because it is the easiest to prepare and also the least likely to cause an upset tummy or allergic reaction, and 2) have a camera ready for when she gets that first taste. You WILL see some really funny expressions of disbelief on that little girl's face!