My dd is 13months. She was a nightmare to wean- breastfed, bottle refuser, refused all milk from all cups, spoon refuser and reluctant BLW. She eventually started to eat at around 10months when I went back to work. The nursery tell me she eats well, and her nappies changed finally within a week or 2 of starting there so I suppose they are being truthful.
She never showed much interest in food at home, always seeking milk if I am about. Since starting in nursery we have had the inevitable run of sickness- max of 10 consecutive fever free days since March. When poorly she generally refuses solids, so I always allow her breastfeed freely to try get some calories and liquids into her.
At her 12 month weight check she had dropped 150g over 2 months (bringing her from just above 75th to between 25-50th centile), remaining on the 75th for height. In the past month she has been poorly more than well and barely eating at all. I haven't weighed her but I can see she is thinner.
We seem to be nearly back to square one with weaning- she just throws her food on the floor and looks for milk. I then feel like I can't refuse as I'm worried about her which of course means she is less likely to eat her next meal. We have also gone from sleeping through to 1/2 night feeds. She refuses all meats, most veg and eats only tiny portions of carbs so I'm really worried she must be anaemic. She refuses all dairy (even yoghurt/ice cream!). She was out of nursery most of last week (illness) and this week (my holidays) which is probably not helping. I am considering looking for alternative childcare but in the meantime has anyone got any advice on ways to encourage her to eat and reduce her dependence on breastmilk?