Nikki Reed Opens Up About Why She’s Still Breastfeeding Her 20-Month-Old Daughter: ‘I Follow Her Lead’

Nikki Reed and husband Ian Somerhalder welcomed their first child, daughter Bodhi, in August 2017, and in an Instagram post on Tuesday the former “Twilight” star revealed she’s still breastfeeding — and explained why.

“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 said of Bodhi. ” 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?”

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A suggestion that she skip pureed food and offer Bodhi finger foods such as bananas, avocado and the like, however, seemed to do the trick. “I wish someone had told me this sooner!” she added. “If your little one isn’t eating pureed solids, they might want to go straight for big people food!”

This, she said, is where things are at the moment, “still breastfeeding and skipping right to finger foods.”

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Reed, 30, also offered some encouragement to other moms whose babies refuse to eat mashed food: “In case you need to hear it again because I definitely did, whatever you’re doing you are doing it right! 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!”

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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. 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? It wasn’t until someone suggested I skip puréed food and go straight to finger foods that she became intrigued by what was on her plate. 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. Also, I thought all babies loved avocado! So 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. I wish someone had told me this sooner! If your little one isn’t eating puréed solids, they might want to go straight for big people food! Right now thats where were at, still breastfeeding and skipping right to finger foods. Also, in case you need to hear it again because I definitely did, whatever you’re doing you are doing it right! 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! Ps accidental matching outfits…come on! This bloomer/hat combo courtesy of both Grandmas making all my baby-wardrobe dreams I didn’t know I had come true :)

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