1 year old and still breastfeeding

Victoria - posted on 11/11/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My baby is very healthy active but way too picky. He likes to try different foods but he only play with them, he hardly touch them, instead he preffers breastfeeding.
Its that wrong, am I been negligent with my son?

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Minnie - posted on 11/11/2010

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You're feeling worried that your son isn't getting proper nutrition by still nursing so much. Rest assured, your milk still provides what he needs. Your baby is your best indication of when he is ready for solids- he knows his body!



Head on over to the LLLI forums and you'll discover many mothers who have two year olds that subsist nearly entirely on breastmilk.



Every baby develops at a different pace. Many mothers who choose to let their babies begin solids when they were ready found that it was a gradual, natural progression to eating more and more table food and that there was a point some time in the second year where the baby really picked up table food consumption.

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My baby only started having any interest in solids at around 10 months, before that we'd offer but generally she'd give it a try and then just ignore it. She is 14 months old now and eating much better, but still ignores a lot of foods. Potato mash and carrots always go down well, so we generally offer that and something else with it. Your baby is healthy and active - I'm sure he'll be fine.

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