My DD is almost 12 months old...THANKS, Ladies, for playing a key role in helping us make it this far! And she has always been a little disinterested in purees/solids...she could take them or leave 'em. During the week of Christmas I was off of work and she had NO interest in eating purees/solids given by me when she had been previously doing three small meals a day. Is that normal at this age? To only want to eat solids when Mommy isn't around?
Also, I thought having a week with her strictly nursing would increase my supply but it has done the complete opposite. She normally takes between 12-15 ounces while I am away for 11 hours a day. I can barely get 10 ounces together for her in one day's time and four pumping sessions. I thought I might be pregnant, but that is negative (phew!...for now). Should I even worry about attempting to increase my supply if I will be trying to pump wean sometime between 12-18 months? Should I just start adding cow's milk to make up the difference? How do other working women do this? Do most continue pumping during the entire second year? My work has been EXTREMEMLY understanding when it comes to pumping but I am now having to pump more to get less then what I did before and I can see this becoming a problem for my work environment which is very fast paced.
Finally, should I be concerned that the only thing she is interested in eating are those Cheddar Gerber poof chz doodle things, cheerios, egg yolks (when can you introduce the whites?), and animal crackers. She is addicted to them! These are just about the only things she wants to eat...should I be concerned? I am so at a loss...
NOTE: Even if she does not eat them, we ALWAYS offer her SOMETHING at ever meal (i.e. cooked diced carrots, shredded chicken, cut up banana, cubed cheese, etc). Out of desperation and her interest, she has had grilled cheese and cheese pizza diced up. What is her deal with bread products!? Are we doing something wrong?
Thank you for your help!