I just need some good vibes and to hear from those of you with similar situations. My son is 1 year old and the solids adventure with him has been quite rocky. We started him out at 6 months trying to do baby led solids. That went nowhere fast and I was not good at standing up to comments like "why aren't you giving him baby food" or "why aren't you giving him cereal" so we tried conventional baby food. That also went nowhere. He would spit out anything we put in his mouth. This went on for a few months. We then tried cereal at maybe 8 months. He would sometimes eat small amounts of it, and sometimes he would spit it out. Obviously I hated that because it was my precious pumped milk we were dumping down the drain when he would not eat the cereal. Finally at maybe 10 months he would sometimes eat the baby food or cereal we offered him. He would still refuse any type of finger food or solid. We have been giving him "morning Os" (organic cheerios from Whole Foods) which basically are there to entertain his hands while we attempt to feed him. Even now at 1 year if anything with any sort of texture or solidness to it gets in his mouth he will do everything including vomit to get it out. The few times he has put one of those morning Os in his mouth they have been spit or vomited out. At this point the only thing he will actually eat other than milk is stage 2 jarred food. Even with that, some days he will totally refuse to eat anything other than milk. Today so far I have attempted on 2 different occasions to get him to eat some food. The first time he totally refused, and the second time he ate about 2 ounces.
I know that he is not going to starve, and I know that every baby takes his own journey, and i know that he is ok. But when I see other 1 year old babies eating finger foods, or when people ask "doesn't he eat cheerios?" or "don't you give him any food" I get exasperated. I begin to feel like I am doing something wrong even though I know that is not the case. I guess I just need to hear from you mamas who have BTDT in this area. I love my son so much and I am so proud that I have been able to breastfeed him for one year already and I absolutely plan to continue to breastfeed him for as long as he desires it. But I have a hard time dealing with the attitudes of other people.