well, i may get flamed for this, but it certainly did affect how much my girl ate.
we did blw, and she ate like a sparrow... like, i would literally cry tears of joy if she ate a strawberry a day!
when i returned to work when she was 11 months, she started to eat a little more..
when i night weaned at 14 months, she was a different child!
i know they drill it into u "food before 1 is just for fun" etc etc, but it's hard not to get jealous when u see a baby eat a 3 course freakin meal and ur baby refuse to even smell a lovingly prepared dinner.
i guess it just takes time for some babies, and with my girl she needed a little push in the solids direction.
In my opinion,no.
My children and those of my friends who are/were bf have all been really enthusiastic eaters.I think because through bf they get 'tastes' of flavours before they actually consume anything.
Hes still quite young,so while it is frustrating for him not to eat much solids,it wont do him any harm.Keep trying is all I can say
Try offering solids between feeds? If he's hungry he will want the most reliable, easiest source of nutrition he knows.
That's what I do . He has a bf just before I get out of bed in the morning and by the time me and his brothers and sister are up, washed and dressed... it takes a while . Then I offer him something and he literally clamps his mouth shut, I persevere and he starts crying . Once I've picked him out the chair he instantly wants to bf.
The biggest success I had was I got him to eat nearly one of those tiny pots of Petit Filous (sp?). Then by the next time he wasn't interested again
If you leave some food out in a bowl in the area that he plays in will he snack on it as he plays? Maybe just leaving some food out where he can see it and snack on it when he decides he wants to will help him to eat.
He is still young enough that I wouldn't push it if he is gaining weight properly with just getting breastmilk.
Also when you made your own food did you try using breastmilk as the fluid in it instead of water? Maybe with breastmilk in it he would be more accepting of the taste.
My baby breastfeeds a lot and eats loads of solids one day then not the next. He snacks all night on the boob regardless of intake even when he has 3 full meals. I would relax about trying to make him and just put food out for him to try. Sometimes they don't seem to want it but if you leave a selection on their high chair for a while and get on with something else they get curious and try it. It is hard to find when they are hungry do you could try offering things that will keep for the day so you can keep offering x
If they refuse it there's no point in forcing it just try again later x
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