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my doc recently freaked me out implying that i was not doing my job as a mother because my son, who JUST turned 1, was still taking bottles and not eating very much table foods. i of course felt horrible and started making him eat more table foods and stopped giving him bottles. however, i did this for 2 days and it just didn't feel natural to me. i was in tears because my son was having a hard time and was not his usual happy self. so i decided to research it and after reading post after post (both professional and mom-to-mom) i found that my son is not behind at all as far as his eating habbits. i have decided that i am going to set a goal of no bottles in a month, slowly weaning him. i am also trying to get him on mostly table foods within the next month or so. but my problem is that HE WILL NOT PICK UP FOOD AND PUT IT IN HIS MOUTH. he will eat table foods so long as i put it in his mouth for him, however he makes a "what the heck" facial expression most of the time. i know he has a well developed pincer grasp because he picks up pretty much every non-food item with his thumb and fingers. he also picks up his food and "studies" it, but then he just throws it on the floor. i just can't get him to put it in his mouth for the life of me! i would really appriciate any advise.. is/ has anyone else going/gone thru this with their child? am i doing something wrong?