My dd is almost 17 months. She is still bf-almost 100%, by her choice-I nurse her whenever she askes and at night.
Each day, I put her in her high chair with some food when I eat-most days she eats 1 or 2 bites, and begins to throw the rest on the floor or put it in her hair. When she does this, I take her food away and give her something to play with. Usually then she starts fussing and flaling around until I take her down. Then she asks to nurse, or just wants to sit on my lap, which I let her do.
I am frustrated that she won't eat. I also try to feed her while she is walking around or while she is watching tv-I hate to do this, but sometimes she will eat a bit more that way. Mostly though, she puts food in her mouth, says mmmmm, chews it and spits it out. I am not sure what this is about. I try not to m ake a big deal out of it, and i never punish her for it. I remain calm and tell her we don't do that and leave it at that.
She is healthy, and growing with her bm diet and I am fine with nursing her still, I guess I just would like her to nurse a bit less and be responsible for a bit more of her own eating! IS this too much to ask of a 17month old?
Thanks for you help and advice!