My daughter just turned 16 months, she's breastfed on demand, without restrictions. (We had thought about night weaning but have paused that effort for now). She has been a fairly great eater until the last 1.5 weeks or so... she ate veggies, fruit, cheese, meats, yogurt... LOVED to eat. But lately, I'll put the same types and varieties of food on her tray (or sit with her at her kid size table) and she won't touch much of anything. Except the occasional carbs we put down. For example, last night was spaghetti and meatballs plus mixed veggies. Typically she would devour 3-4 meatballs and the veggies, leaving the pasta noodles. Last night was the opposite. All noodles gone, nothing else touched other than to hand it me because she didn't want to eat it. I don't feel like I'm doing anything different, I've even tried to without nursing until after breakfast to see if that makes a difference, and at least right now, it doesn't. Tried mixing up what type of meats or fruits/veggies we offer. Essentially, if we offer a carb (cherrios, pasta, rice cake, ect) she's been eating it. Anythign else is very hit or miss. Even the "she always eats this" stuff like strawberries and yogurt are being refused. We've experienced a day or two food strike before when she's getting a tooth, but nothing this long and I don't see any teeth.
My question is, has anyone else experienced this? Have any tips? Common/normal with her being 16 months/becoming more opinionated or would you be concerned? Should we just give her the carbs? Normally if she wanted to gorge on a fruit, veggie, meat we would let her, but I am hesitant to do that with carbs. (I dunno why... is that silly of me?) My gut tells me that this eating strike/change is somewhat normal, but wanted to ask/read up just in case it's not a passing phase and see if anyone has experience with it. Very thankful to still be breastfeeding because in the meantime I know she's getting SOME nutrition.
Planning on picking up some toddler vitamins during my grocery run tomorrow. She does also drink water in typical fashion.