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Dd did not have much interest in food until her teeth came in at 13 months. She had days where she ate hardly anything, other days where she ate more. She's now 19 months, and over the past month or so, she's really started taking more food.
She's always loved different flavors from her first voluntary taste of food, which was hummous.
I never pushed food. I would eat, act like it was good (not overacting, I couldn't do the theatrics Sears talks about), not comment about what she ate or didn't eat. We did get her a small table and chairs, where I sit and eat a few times a day. We also made sure dinner with Dad at the big table at night was fun, with lots of talking, laughing, and no pressure to eat.
Just tonight Dh made a pizza, which as lots of things Dd loves: all organic whole grain crust to gnaw, tomato sauce, vegetables, and stringy cheese. She was so excited to see it come out of the oven, I couldn't believe that this baby who hardly ate anything a few months ago, was jumping up and down giving her sign and going "ooooo" when she saw the pizza.
Things will come along in time, and as long as she's breastfeeding and happy and looks healthy and doing everything she's supposed to be doing, you have no cause to worry.