We introduced solids with my 13-month-old when he was 7-months starting with avocado. From the get go, he has rejected everything. There doesn't seem to be any difficulties with his gag reflex, but perhaps a big of a texture/color issue. Sometimes he literally won't touch food put in front of him. He also will not drink out of a sippy (although he does know how to use one). He has never used bottles - always straight from the tap. The few things that he will eat (albeit inconsistently) include banana, tomato, beans, and corn chex (not very healthy). He will eat blueberries without abandon, but these give him diaper rash. New things we are going to try are: wild rice tempeh (he has previously rejected another variety so I don't have much hope for this), lentil soup, spelt cakes, and a dessert made of quinoa.
I don't know how to deal with a picky eater - especially one so young! I've tried making meals look pretty (different shapes, etc.). My husband and I have attempted to make eating look fun and delicious. We usually eat fairly healthy, and enjoy trying new foods, but DS seems to hate everything. I am at a loss as to what to do, and it concerns me greatly because I feel like he's not getting enough nutrition (even though his diet is 98% breastmilk). His weight has fallen from the 90 percentile to the 50th - which is partly due to how active he is, but also because he's not eating!
Any advice and encouragement will be greatly appreciated.