Nikki Reed has opened up about breastfeeding her 20-month-old daughter in an honest Instagram post. The actress discussed her daughter’s eating habits and the food struggles they’ve overcome together.
“I often get asked how long I plan on breastfeeding. To be honest, I have no idea how long her and I will be on this journey together.”
She explained: “I follow her lead, and she tells me exactly what she needs. At 20 months she is only just becoming interested in food. I discovered after a year of blending and smooshing and mashing, that my daughter doesn’t like mushy baby food. Wild right?”
Nikki explained that she decided to skip the skip puréed food stage after a friend recommended it and it worked a charm.
“Who knew some kids just don’t ever go for blended baby food. I tried bananas, avocado, all the semi-soft good stuff and she rejected everything. Never in a million years did I think to skip that step when she only had two teeth,” she wrote.
Nikki reassured her fellow mums: “All you mamas out there having trouble feeding your little one the mushy stuff, maybe try over-steamed veggies diced up itty bitty so he/she can play with textures.”
She said that at the moment she is still breastfeeding her daughter as well as giving her finger foods.
“Every baby is on their own path doing things when and how they need to, and our job is to trust our gut, talk to other mamas and just go with the flow!” she added.