DS will be 16 months tomorrow and is 99.9% exclusively breastfed. We keep trying to introduce him to solid food and he's not really interested. I wasn't worried about it when he was under 1 year or even shortly after he turned a year old because I figured he would eventually gain interest. However now I'm starting to wonder if I've been too patient. I've tried spoon-feeding and self-feeding. When I first tried spoon-feeding I noticed he wanted to direct the spoon himself so I let him, but then he mostly hated or gagged on whatever was on the spoon. Now he refuses to let a spoon near his mouth. When I try self-feeding, he'd rather just mush up the food in his hands and maybe give it a tiny taste after several minutes, but that's as far as it goes. Occasionally, I can entice him to bite off a small piece of food like canteloupe but then he's not so sure what to do with the chunk in his mouth.
He's very healthy though low on the growth charts, but he's always been low on the charts. Plus he's meeting milestones so I'm pretty sure breast milk is meeting his nutritional needs.
I just don't want to inadvertently cause him to have food issues. Does anyone else have a toddler with a similar late start to solids?