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1 yr old wont eat solids

i've been breastfeeding her since birth and have tried introducing her to solids around 4-6 months but she never reallly liked it. i didnt want to force her because i figured she was getting most of her nutrition from me anyway. yesterday she turned one and instead of weaning her, i'm still her primary food source. she only likes eating those little gerber puffs and absolutely will not touch anything else. she hates the puree'd baby foods and will only taste mashed potatoes. i want to be sure she is getting the proper nutrition before weaning her off breast milk. she likes fresh bananas and mashed potatoes only. i want to try and feed her other things but am afraid she'll choke because of her lack of experience eating solid foods. does anyone have any similar experiences or advice for a worried mommy of a finicky 1 year old girl?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:29 PM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • First, there's no rule that you must wean at a year. In fact, it's better for both of you to go on. Breastmilk continues to support optimal brain development for her, and reduces your risk for certain cancers...the breast cancer risk is cut in half!

    As to the solids...keep offering and don't make a huge deal of it. Go ahead and mash table foods for her; she'll do better than you think. **smile**

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:50 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • gdiamante is right, as always. My sister didn't get the hang of solid food until she was 18-24 months. And when I start Emi on food we're skipping the pureed mess all together. Give her some table food, she'll do fine, IF she is ready. Have you tried avocado and noodles?

    Answer by Arisce at 12:53 AM on Apr. 2, 2009