Quoting my_babies:" I totally understand how you feel. I think you should consider early intervention for your son as he ... [snip!] ... then she will get speech therapy too. I know that children 12 month old should be saying 5-7 words if not more. Hope this help."
Oh have they fed you a bunch of lies
I think early intervention can be a great thing however it seems like every other kid is in early intervention these days. They are making mothers worry themselves sick thinking something is wrong with their child because they arent saying 5-7 words by 12 months etc.
Anyways! OP, my son only said a few words and was very shy until around 2 and now he will not stop! He's learning new words everyday, saying sentences, counting etc.