I chose to nurse exclusively (on cue) for baby’s first year. Now he is almost 14 months old. He is a high-need child and so he is rarely inclined to compromise or settle for something that he perceives is the best. That’s where the trouble comes in: we are having a much more difficult time transitioning to solid foods than we had expected. I plan to continue nursing at least until 2 years old. But I feel like he is not getting the nutrition he needs from just breast milk now, I can tell my milk has changed, and have read a bit about that too. Also, even though I try to drink and eat more calories, I feel so drained of energy--sometimes it is really bad…like lying on the floor utterly exhausted! (I’m vegan also, and we had no problem the first year, but now it is difficult for me to get enough protein and iron at this point to support my body and also a 26 lbs babe!) So I’ve been feeling desperate lately trying to find a way for him to get more calories from food. We’ve tried various pureed foods, water flavored by fruits and veggies, small bits of soft sliced or diced fruits and veggies….smoothies in a sippy cup….smoothies in a glass held by me….we’ve tried feeding from baby’s bowl and spoon, and from adult dishes/spoon. Some of these methods have worked temporarily, then he will start refusing and demanding to nurse instead when offered food. Or he’ll feed it to the dog. Oddly enough, he seems willing to taste just about anything. The problem seems to be more that he doesn’t want to transition. We’ve practiced Attachment Parenting almost religiously from his birth, and he’s always been allowed to nurse whenever he needed/wanted to, so I don’t want to force him to eat or force him to wean either. I’ve come across the phrase: baby-led solids but I don’t know anything about that concept, so if anyone practices that, I’m a bit curious about it. I gratefully welcome any advice, constructive opinions, or ideas to help us through this!!