So my DD refuses to eat any purees-anything from a spoon. She shoves away the spoon and is only interested in small amounts of self fed finger food. Honestly I feel terrible. 3x a day we go through this routine. The only way I get food into her from a spoon is by giving her a spoon and sneaking my spoonful in. She is extremely strong willed. I have resorted to dumping food on her tray (creating a huge mess) or trying to get maybe 10 dips of food on my finger into her mouth. It has been like this from 6 months.
I am lucky to get 5 sips of water in at a meal and a few sips here and there from a cup. She refuses sippy cups and just wants to breastfeed on demand. The doctor says she is fine. She weighs 23.2 lbs and is so tall they can't even put her on a growth chart. She wears size 18 month sleepers. So realistically I know she must be getting enough, but it is really frustrating that this kid won't eat a meal.
It is taking all of my energy to do this battle 3x a day. I have tried taking a few days off from meals, only rice cereal mixing food with her cereal. I am about to give up soon. Any suggestions?