Re: Breastmilk Preference
But there's no need to force the transition. It will happen spontaneously if you just let your child lead the way, discovering solids at his own pace. Give him a variety of healthy foods, a variety of textures, and model good eating habits. He will mimic whatever you do.
I have heard that after 1, more calories should come from food and less from milk
When I was concerned about my first daughter's lack of interest in solids, my pediatrician told me that until the first birthday, breastmilk or formula alone meet all a baby's needs. After the first birthday, solids become an increasingly important part of the baby's diet, but the transition from needing only breastmilk to needing a ton of solids is often a slow one, with many children not repeating much solid food until well into their second year. My girls were like that- neither one ate more than a few teaspoons of solids per day until 14-15 months. It's not like a baby goes from being able to subsist on nothing but milk on day 364 of life, to needing a ton of solids on day 365. So, frustrating as your child's eating habits may be, they're normal.
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