i'm becoming increasingly concerned about my 2 year old daughter's lack of interest in solids. we've tried everything anyone has suggested to us to try and interest her - getting her involved in preparation, different locations, lots of variety, offering food frequently, eating with her, feeding her before breastfeeds, feeding her after breastfeeds, not making any comments or talking about it in order not to stress her etc etc etc
even if she is very hungry and knows there's no more breastmilk left she will refuse a whole choice of foods and just become upset. these would be foods she has eaten and enjoyed before - she has no issue with variety but she doesn't like to eat the same thing very often. it's as if she feels that she really really really has to like the look of something to eat it, no matter how hungry she is and how much better she would feel afterwards. we did baby led weaning so she has no problem with lumps or textures and always initiated what she wanted to eat and when.
i don't know if maybe she doesn't understand the relationship between hunger and eating food?? it's like she thinks food is just for the taste and mostly she's got a lot else she's rather do?? she seems to breastfeed for comfort when she's hungry, but possibly also because she knows it gives her energy and takes the edge off her hunger.
on one hand i would like her to cut down her breastfeeds but she's ardently devoted (!!) and needs the connection to stay balanced emotionally - she's high need / extremely spirited and would be tantruming if it wasn't for the nummies so i'm mainly fine about continuing feeding "on demand" (i do distract and negotiate when i need to and she generally doesn't ask when we're out unless very stressed with crowds or noise), but i'd love there to be more solids in the mix as well.
has anyone else been through anything similar to this? i'm grateful for any responses.