13 month old only wants to breastfeed

Kimischa - posted on 09/17/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 13 month old daughter only wants to breastfeed. I have been offering her cereal from 4months old and other solids since 6months. She is very determined. When she was born she was taking expressed milk from the bottle,formula and would breastfeed. At 3 months she stopped taking the formula so i changed it. She still didnt take the formula up to this day after changing the formula many times. She is hardly interest food and even if she shows interest she only takes a taste and then refuses it. I have tried everything. Everything. The only food she shows interest in is macaroni and cheese and she will only eat the kraft brand. Her weight was fine at her 12 month check up. She is not fat but not skinny either. I am just wondering if she will every start to eat. Sometimes i get angry and force her and then she cries. Then i end up giving her the breast anyway. Is breastmilk enough for her at this age? Please some advice.

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Kimischa - posted on 09/24/2016

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Thank you so i guess i should just stop pressuring her then. Lol....it's because everyone keeps saying she's 1 so she should be eating. Thanks

Dove - posted on 09/17/2016

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As long as she is staying hydrated and growing/thriving (which it sounds like she is)... she is FINE. Continue to nurse her on demand and offer her a bit of easy to manage healthy foods at regular intervals, but don't worry about what she does or does not eat or when. Mealtime needs to be a fun and relaxed atmosphere because if you are stressed or are trying to force her to eat she will come to see meals as torture and will be more resistant to foods... not less. Many toddlers will be more inclined to eat off of mom or dad's plate than their own... even if the foods offered are exactly the same.

Breast milk is still the most important part of her diet. She'll get there on the foods if you keep at it (but w/out pressuring her at ALL) when she is ready.

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