My daughter just turned one and, though we began solids around month 7, she has very little interest. I recently (last week) started offering solids first, then nursing (some of the time - gradually changing over) but her solids intake really hasn't increased. The solids she prefers the most are finger foods - and, unfortunately, ones that contribute to constipation like bananas. Even with a tiny solids intake, she struggles with constipation pretty often. (Her typical intake is 3-4 bites, 3-4 times a day.) She's at the breast 8-9 times a day, although some of those are very short. She's never demanded much, so I offer and let her refuse.
To complicate issues, I've been on domperidone since last November. I want to wean off of it now that we're at one year old, but feel like I'm beginning to see a supply drop (I've slowly weaned from 3 pills x 3 per day to 2 pills x 3 per day.) I don't want to take away her best nutrition - I'm totally good with nursing until she weans, I just don't want to stay on Dom forever.
To top it off, she's a slow gainer, I think. Her doc uses the CDC charts and she has steadily dropped since her 6 month checkup. However, I plugged her into the WHO chart and she's pretty steadily at 20-25th percentile since 6 months. However, her average gain from her 9 month checkup was lower than the kellymom averages - I think it was 1.4oz per week? (She was 17#4oz at 9 months and 18#4oz at 12 months.)
So, long story short, doc thinks I should definitely offer solids first. Fine. However, solids with any good calories apparently constipate her. Low calorie solids first will do nothing good for her weight - just fill her up and make her take less breast milk.