My DS (now 20mths still does not seem to be progressing with food as I had been hoping.
He always has a good breakfast (1weetbix/ half a baby yoghurt fed by me and a piece of vegemite toast cut into pieces - self fed. For lunch the only food he will self feed is cheese on toast - his favourite, otherwise I have to spoon feed him various (e.g. shepherds pie, rissottos, scrambled eggs, pasta dishes). The only food he wants to self feed with a fork are pieces of avocado. He refuses to feed himself with a spoon. Dinner is largely the same, although I keep trying bits of crumbed, chicken,meat and fish of which he will generally only eat one or two bits. I have tried offering various finger foods at lunch and dinner incl veges but these are just repeatedly thrown on the floor. The only veges he will eat are mashed and fed to him or within meals. He eats a bowl of apple and pear puree combined with half a mashed banana and strawberries each day at lunch. At dinner he gets a bowl with half yoghurt/ half a puree and a few spoonfuls of jelly - this is always eaten!!
I have tried offering fruit repeatedly as snacks but as these have always been refused I have pretty much given up and give a couple of jatz sticks or half a milk arrowroot.
Milkwise he has 150ml on waking and at lunch and 200ml at bedtime.
I need some advice as to how to move things forward. Specifically do I need to push the self feeding issue now? put more finger foods down and if thrown stick to that being all that is offered in the hope that hunger will eventually push him to change? Re snack times, should I only offer fruit?