I just returned from a Dr.'s apt. for my 13-month-old and am feeling very overwhelmed.
We started introducing solids at 6 months but our son wasn't interested and would never eat more than a bite. Fast forward 7 months and we're still having the same issue. We've tried every solid food in every form but he's not interested. (the one exception is we got him to eat about 10 bites of yogurt, once-- it was a huge day for us!)
The pediatrician is really concerned with his weight gain. He is now in the 1st percentile (dropped from 4th) and not gaining weight. I am still nursing him 8-10 times throughout the day and night and the Dr. says I need to drop the night feedings immediately, and cut out all but three daytime feedings. Does anyone have any experience with this? How can I lessen the number of times he nurses without damaging our relationship, and without losing the nursing altogether? I've been trying to let him lead the way with solids, but feel that I am going about it all wrong and perhaps nursing him too often (I've just been nursing on demand since he was born).
I'm really concerned that I need to get him on solids as quickly as possible, but what is the best way to do it??