I'm a FTM with a 11mo old daughter whom I've exclusively breastfed since she was born, and I plan to continue to EBF until she is a year old. My husband and I love that she's getting the best possible food for her, and have really enjoyed our first year of breastfeeding. We plan to BF for the next few years to come, until DD no longer wants to or needs to.
I'm not sure if it's her natural curiosity or a desire to start solids, but sometimes she does seem interested in us when we eat and reaches towards our food. I know she's certainly old enough to start solids, and I don't want to deny her solids if she's becoming interested in them. And I know she will have to start eventually. My midwife told me that around 12 months is when babies want to be part of meals, etc. But I really like how simple and easy BF is, as well as the fact that BM is so incredibly healthful-- I want to prolong the goodness of EBF as long as I can.
Is there an age/time when BM alone is insufficient nourishment? When do I absolutely have to start feeding her solid foods?