I'm getting a little concerned.
We did baby led solids, starting at around 6 months. He was really into it for a while, and he still tries everything we offer him.
However, the total amount of solids he eats is absolutely ridiculously small...
He nurses 6 times a day still, so I am not concerned about nutrition (even though he hasn't gained much weight at all in the last couple of months, he is healthy and happy and all that).
But here is the typical eating for us:
He nurses at 6 am, 8 am, 12 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm and 8 pm. (approximately, he is not on a schedule, thats just around when he asks for it)
Now, at 9 am I try to feed him some breakfast. Today I managed to have him eat 2 baby spoons of oatmeal. Thats it. For lunch, at around 2 pm, he ate a baby spoon of vegetable soup and 4 cheerios. For dinner we sit down with him and try offering him everything we could from our plates. Last night he ate one penne, about a teaspoon worth of avocado and a tiny sliver of roasted carrot.
We try to let him feed himself. We try to puree stuff and feed him. We try to feed him our foods with a spoon. We try to feed him with fingers. We try to feed him with chopsticks... nothing. rejected, rejected, rejected...
He does drink water during meals. He will also - sometime - accept a slice of bread and will eat that.
But all in all, throughout the day, he probably consumes maybe 1 oz of solid foods at the MOST.
Is this normal??? I am looking at my niece, who is 8 months old, and she puts away 4-5 jars of baby food a day (she is also formula fed now, but still).
Mine just turns his head away and ignores everything.
I am getting really frustrated now. Do I need to cut down nursing to have him eat more solids? What do I do???