This may be me just being paranoid or giving into peer pressure, but I thought I'd see what the ladies here thought.
My DD is 10.5 months. We started homemade purees with fresh vegetables and fruits from our local farmer's market at around 6-7 months along with bananas, sweet potato, and some other things. She ate those really well (although not large quantities) until about 2 weeks ago. Now she simply refuses the purees for the most part. She does love yogurt though. She's growing well, our pedi isn't concerned.
She gets some of whatever we are eating on her tray at meals, but generally just plays with it. She does love to chew/eat bread, pizza crust, doughy bread sticks, etc. Her diet is still 60-70% breastmilk, 30-40% formula (long story) and then very, very small amount of solids.
I guess I worry that I should try some jarred baby food to make sure she gets enough protein, etc. But then if she's not eating my purees, I can't imagine forcing her to eat jarred food. Also I took some advice I read here and tasted the one jar I bought and IT WAS GROSS! It smelled like turkey and gravy, but I can't even describe what it tasted because I have no culinary comparison. It was just really bad. She didn't like any more than I did! I'm scared to force her to eat anything she doesn't want because I want mealtimes to be pleasant experiences.
I suppose I'm giving into peer pressure because I worry that she's not eating like these "sample menus" I see everywhere. The ones that show them eating 1/2 cup fruit, 4-6 puree, 4-6 liquid at breakfast, something similar at lunch, then some gigantic amount of solids for dinner, with 3 snacks.
So, long story short, should I worry or just keep doing what I'm doing?