If anyone has
Name/DH Name: Devin/Caleb
Kids names and ages: Roree (2.5 years) & Henry (6 weeks)
Pets names and ages? None. :-(
Are you also NPP, WTT, TTCing, or PG?
I know we all feel this way, but at least once a day I look at him and
think to myself how did I get to be so lucky?
Ash (and others that have weaned/plan to wean between 12 to 18 months),How much solids is your babe taking in by 12 months? 2-3 meals? What sorts of things is your baby eating after 9 months?Will you/did you introduce cow's milk?The reason I ask is Im just so frustrated right now. Maxim was a little late to the solids party so we do a mix of jars and self-feeding which he seems to be happy with right now. He's still mostly on fruits, veggies, toast, mum-mums,
Sorry you are having such a frustrating time with this. Here is my opinion hopefully it will help with whatever you decide to do.
First I should mention that I only nurse Teddy in the morning when he wakes up. He gets a bottle of formula after his first nap (none after his 2nd), and a bottle before bed. Otherwise we are doing sippy cups with whole milk and a bit of water at meals- didn't start this until recently though as I wanted to make the transition to whole milk a bit smoother.The big thing difference here though is that Teddy has really no preference between nursing or a bottle of formula. In fact that is a lie I know he actually prefers a bottle because he can move around while drinking it so really weaning for me will be super, super easy- he just isn't into BFing anymore, hasn't been for a long time. Which I know is a big difference to Maxim- so don't beat yourself up that he isn't taking tons of solids, clearly these babies have plans of their own on how feeding should go ;)
That being said I definitely don't think you should try to reduce solids. I know they say that milk should still make up a large part of their diet in the States but then at the same time they say here that at 1 babies should be on whole milk and eating 3 real meals and 2 snacks- so where was the transition, overnight? LOL I think basically you want to get Maxim used to trying as many different foods as possible and offering solids often. It will take time for him to get used to the different textures but the more you offer the faster it will go.
At this point Teddy eats 3 solid meals a day of normal food- not baby food. He eats things like PB and J, cheese sandwiches, eggs, chicken strips, lasagne, rice, hot dogs, melon, etc.The only thing he won't eat is pasta, which drives me crazy. I keep offering it though as sometimes I have to offer something 25+ times for him to really eat it. He will not let me feed him with a spoon, but he has a really good pincer grasp so feeding himself isn't a problem.
When we just started solids Teddy was similar to Maxim, he would eat yogurt, pureed fruits, some veggies, etc. As time went on I just offered more and more and he became better and better at chewing and feeding himself. You have to remember that Teddy has been introduced to solids for over 7 months at this point so of course he can eat quite a bit- although he doesn't always eat much. Some days he eats a sandwich or two a few cheerios and maybe a piece of cheese or sausage, that is it!- These are the days where he clearly is getting a lot of nutrients from his bottles and milk, but I have heard that is true for many toddlers.
Honestly it sounds like Maxim is happy and healthy so I would just keep doing what you are doing!
Although I would nurse after meals not before for the 3 main meals of the day, or at least two-when you nurse before they aren't really hungry for the meal:)