16 month old not eating
My almost 16 month old daughter is not eating very much...maybe like 3-4 bites on her own, and then I have to feed her and most times it's such a struggle, she is so distracted!!! on a good day it takes about atleast 30 minutes to feed her, this has been so frustrating for me but I need her to eat so I've been feeding her. I spoke to her pediatrician about it and he suggested that I just let her eat whatever she wants to eat and don't spoon feed her at all... we are on to day 2 and it has been super hard for me to deal with as I know she is not eating much or drinking much milk from her sippy cup which the pediatrician also suggested that she is 15 months old we should be weaning her off the bottles...I feel terrible as I want to do the right thing in teaching her how to eat on her own and getting rid of the milk bottle all together, she is tiny little thing and I don't want her to lose weight as well, don't really know what to do, my partner says give it some time when she is hungry she will eat... but how much time do I give? Am I risking my child's health? Any advice for this frustrated first time mom is much appreciated.