I did BLW from 6 months with DD, now 1 year old. I don't think she's made the connection yet between food and satisfying her hunger - she will pick at whatever she's offered (generally family food) if she's in a good mood, but mainly exists on breastmilk. If she's not in a good mood, everything goes flying over the edge of the Antilop and only BF will do.
She can bite, chew, hold a loaded spoon (eg with yoghurt) and get it in her mouth, drink from a cup and pick up small items such as peas, so I've no worries that she doesn't know how to eat. BLWing from the beginning has taught her that and has kept "food for fun". But I'm not sure where things will go from here - ie I think she still sees milk as "real" food and solids just as extras that are nice to have occasionally.
Please reassure me that she'll "get it" eventually - other babies I know of the same age (who were spoon fed, whether or not that is significant) all made the connection a long time ago and are on 3 meals a day plus snacks. There is no way my DD's solid intake comes close to theirs. Should it? Help!
Good to see the reassurance upthread! My son is only 8 months so very early days yet, but was getting slightly anxious that whilst he loves giving finger foods a go he's definitely nowhere near having three little meals plus snacks, milk is his mainstay, and foodtimes are still bit tricky and based around when he's not too tired etc. Still, miles less worrying than I found the whole solids thing with DS1 which was Annabel Karmel led purees etc.