My daughter is 20 months old and loves to nurse, she nurses first thing in the morning (we bedshare), she nurses to sleep at nap time and at bedtime, and usually 1-3 times in the night. My concern is that she is not interested at all in new foods. In the past she had some favorites (noodles, cheese, green peas) but she rarely wants them anymore. She looks disgusted each time I put food in front of her, and would rather nurse all day than eat. For instance, throughout the day today she rejected eggs, tortellini, green peans, corn, cut up grapes, rice, fish, and broccoli without tasting any of it. The only "real" food she ate all day was 5 goldfish crackers. I used to nurse her on demand but now I have been limiting her nursing to just the 3 times a day, in hopes that she will get hungry enough to eat some table food. Its not working though and I'm feeling at a loss for what to try next.
My family and boyfriend are telling me I need to wean her so she'll start eating, but I am hoping that I do not need to stop nursing her completely. Also, I keep reading that by her age she should be getting most of her nutrition from table food. Could she be lacking nutritionally from primarily nursing at 20 months?
Thank for any advice or insights you can share with me!