Offer solids before bf.
If he refuses solids, wait 30 mins, offer again, and if he refuses once more, bf.
He might just not want solids, and wants bf all the time. Normal for kids at 1 to have refusal.
If he's gaining and happy, I wouldn't be too worried.
ETA: how is sleeping going? I have found that most kids will refuse to eat solids when tired (maybe because it takes more effort).
His sleeps are much improved (finally!!). We still have our bad days but for the most part i can get him down for at least one nap a day now.
Ok ive been offering solids, then if he refused i havent tried again till the next meal time. Will definitely give that a go!
It wouldnt phase me if my kids were now chowing down on solids till 14-16mths.
As a PP said, if he is happy and gaining weight steadily then relax. Kids develop differently.
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Yup I wouldn't be worried until over 1 (14/15 months revisit it all) food before one is just for fun and he is only on the cusp of this.
Does he eat if you spoon feed him? I know you said you did BLW but maybe he doesn't like to touch the food?
Good tips re trying again in half hour.. It's hard to determine when they are hungry and not and timing it with not being tired as well
Does he seem to be able to swallow when interested? At 7-9 months my DS wasn't overly interested but when he was food seemed to almost fall back out of his mouth (hard to explain sorry). His sleep was also dreadful and he was demanding breastfeeds. My CHN would only suggest sleep school despite me repeatedly saying I thought his food intake was a problem. A paediatrician also thought sleep school was the best option but suggested going to a feeding clinic when I pushed. Best thing we could have done. Turns out DS had a couple of minor issues that combined were creating big problems (undiagnosed upper lip tie, hadn't learnt to use his tongue to push food around, sensory issues with some textures and minor food intolerances). Some targeted strategies made a big difference. I'm not saying your DS has any of these issues but for your peace of mind a feeding clinic might be worth looking into. The waitlist for public can be a few months so there's no harm asking for a referral then if he improves in the meantime you can decline.
Well we had a breakthrough at lunch today! I tried solids on waking from his (long) nap as opposed to milk first. We did a picnic on the floor. As usual he wouldnt eat it. Just threw it everywhere.
But then after i had cleaned up & let him go & play he kept crying & acting hungry. So i put him in his highchair & gave him his own spoon to hold & spoon-fed him yoghurt. He ate 3/4 of the tub!!!!! Thats the most he has ever eaten since we started solids!
So now im slightly more relieved cause i know he can eat. So i guess hes having strawberry yoghurt every day now, so that hd at least eats something each day.
Ds didn't really start eating until 14-15 months. He would have a couple of bites and the rest would go on the floor and a lot would get spat out too.
He is 16 months now and since he had been at cc from 15 months he has really started eating "properly", I think because he is copying the bigger kids (2-3 year olds) and finally he gets it.
Sounds like you had some success with his lunch, that's great! Despite my intention to do BLW, it just didn't work with DS. He had some swallowing issues as well so we gave puréed food for a bit longer than I would have otherwise. I have found a good balance now between spoon feeding and him feeding himself.
Just keep trying, it can be really worrying and frustrating but he will eventually start eating more. If you are worried about his swallowing ask for it to be assessed.
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