Re: Pediatrician wants to force solids
I would continue offering foods of a wide variety, off your plate. My DD (always on about 3-8% of the weight scale) never did eat what I'd consider an actual toddler meal until she was around 15 months and even then had days when she wasn't much for solids. She was a heavy nurser up until 2 yrs. and still BFs now at 3 yr. but is more of a solids eater (when it suits her - she is a typical toddler and will go a few days hardly eating then devour everything in sight a couple days later). I always offered food first but then would nurse her if she didn't eat anything.
I also found my daughter is very picky and doesn't like to get her hands dirty while eating so foods like banana I had to cut up so she could eat them with a fork. She hates to eat foods like salted nuts that leave her hands dirty so we buy unsalted. She also has a tantrum any time her clothes or face get messy, so it's been a challenge with her.
Mommy to Tessa Noelle 12/14/07