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Ok, so it's not TOTally EBF, but he eats 'real food' only occasionally-a bite of roe here and there, a couple bites of my dinner a couple times a week, so I'd say 95% bf. He self feeds a couple bites of whatever while I make dinner....<br><br>
Weight is fine-we don't do well baby checks, so I don't know %ile, (and frankly, don't care!).<br><br>
Do I need to encourage him to eat more real food? I don't see any real reason to, but I'm getting pressure from the STBX about it and am wondering...some reassurance from a couple BTDT mommies would be much appreciated!
 

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My DD (now 20 months) didn't eat significant amounts of solids until she was about 18 months old. For the longest time, she probably ate no more than 50 calories from solids a day. Many days she'd only eat a bit or two. I always offered her food several times a day unless she was sick. She finally started asking for solids and eating normal amounts of food a few months ago. However, she still isn't a big eater.<br><br>
I wouldn't worry. Just keep offering a variety of toddler friendly foods, but don't push it. He'll eat eventually.
 

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my 13 mo old does not eat much solid food either. some days all he has besides nursies is a grahm cracker or some yogurt. i am not worried about it yet at all. in fact i am so glad that he is still nursing and i dont have to worry he is fine weight wise at 25 lbs. my friend has a boy just 2 days older than ds and she weaned him at 12 months. now her son is not eating much and she i worried that he does not get enough nutrition from cows milk. on top of that her boy has always been on the small side. i think i will give her my freezer stash of bm. i am encouraging her to relactate since it has only been 6 weeks it wouldnt be hard though she was down to just 2 or 3 nursing sesions when she weaned him. sorry to hyjak the thread i just wanted you to know that your not alone with a one year old that wont eat solids.
 

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My dd is almost 15 months and doesn't eat much solids. She nibbles here and there and will take bites from my food but she far prefers nursing. I would say she is at least 85% EBF. She nurses on demand 48687 times a day/night though (maybe that's a little bit of an exaggeration <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">) so I am not worried.<br><br>
I have gently tried to encourage her to eat more solids (without making her nurse less) but it didn't make a difference. I didn't try very hard though. She is gaining excellently and always has (was 6lb 9oz at birth and gained a pound a week for the first three months- she now weighs roughly 30lbs).<br><br>
Keep offering solids but don't push it. I wouldn't worry as long as your lo is nursing enough and gaining fine- or at least not losing weight.
 

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DD2's B-Day is 10/23/06 so very close to your DS, she doesn't eat very much either. She also hasn't gained any weight since last summer, but I'm not concerned in the least, she is so busy, meeting all her milestones, she just would much rather nurse then eat food. DD1 really wasn't interested in food until she was 2y, so DD2 eating food a few times a week seems a head of the program to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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At 13 months I wouldn't worry at all.
 

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I wouldn't worry or try to change anything.<br><br>
At that age dd was just still taking tastes here and there.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Just chiming in to say my DS2 was pretty much EBF till he was about 18 months. He just showed no interest in solids. The one day, literally overnight, all he wanted was solids! You're doing a great job following your LO's cues Mama.
 

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All my babes were very late to begin foods other than breastmilk, and my latest babe was 15 months before she had her first tastes of food. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: It's actually quite lovely to have a wholly nursing older baby...so sweet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Similar story here. DD is 13 months and doesn't eat many solids (maybe 4x a week?). Sometimes it is her lack of interest, and sometimes it is my lack of motivation to prep them and clean up the mess (and change the stinky solid poop diaper). She went through a stage about six weeks ago where she ate a lot. Then she got a cold and wouldn't eat anything. Right now she will eat grapes and spaghetti. I am just so relieved we are still bfing. I don't know her height/weight/percentiles either, but I know she looks and acts plenty healthy. Sometimes I do feel uneasy about her not eating more solids, but the feeling is usually founded on totally irrational fears ("she needs to learn to eat other foods in case I get in a car accident and die" type of fears).
 
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