Yesterday, 09:19 PM
My son ate maybe 1Tbsp of food per day other than breastmilk until he was 18 mos, and he only started being willing to eat meals around 2.5. He's now 2.75 and is still probably 40-50% breastfed.
I strongly recommend you go back and look at the threads I started, as well as recent replies I provided on similar threads over the last 3 months.
I will say that I was the driving force behind intervention with my son, and I had him observed eating by a feeding specialist around 13 months when he would eat a mouthful of banana and call it quits for the day. Oral motor difficulties were ruled out, and my pediatrician had us take a wait-and-see approach because:
a) My son was always VERY high on the charts in height and head circumference, and consistently at the same weight %ile for age (usu. 25th)
b) He was always far ahead on all social, motor, and cognitive milestones.
c) He had multiple allergic-type responses--wheat, sesame, dairy, egg, berries--that he has outgrown!!
We had ample evidence that he was thriving on breast milk, I began taking domperidone around 13 months to increase my supply and his intake, and he continued to thrive. What little he ate was red meat--usually cooked ground beef with spices--and he took in enough that, combined with the iron in my milk, we were reasonably assured that his iron needs were being met. Our pediatrician gave me an RX for iron drops as optional insurance, and we never felt the need to use them.