I feel like I've asked a lot of questions about solids, but I really feel like I'm doing something wrong. DS is a great nurser, so I'm not worried about his nutrition. He nurses at least 5 times a day, and he consistently wets diapers and stools once a day.
Anyway, he's never been great with solids. He just doesn't eat very much. For example, today for breakfast he had 2 tablespoons of cereal and 1 tablespoon of applesauce. For lunch, he only ate 2 tablespoons of cereal and completely refused carrots, a veggie he's enjoyed in the past. This is pretty typical. For dinner, he'll usually eat only about 2 tablespoons of something--today it will probably be fruit. It also takes forever to get him to eat this meager amount--almost 1/2 hour.
I'm not sure what to do. I'm getting frustrated and really don't want to give him solids anymore--the boob is so much easier! I guess I'm looking for advice on how I can help increase his intake. I just feel like he should be eating more by now.
I'm not sure if my schedule might be the problem. Right now, I pretty much nurse him at about 6 am, nurse before morning and afternoon naps, nurse in the evening, and again before bed. Sometimes he wakes up at least once during the night to nurse, too. Solid meals are eaten in between nursing sessions. We'll have breakfast around 8, lunch around 12, and dinner at about 5:30.
Any help/advice on what to try would be greatly appreciated.