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At age 1.5-2, what percentage of your toddler's diet is/was solids?

Poll Results: Your 1.5-2yo's diet:

 
  • 21% (10)
    100% table food
  • 12% (6)
    90% table food / 10% breastmilk
  • 27% (13)
    75% table food / 25% breastmilk
  • 21% (10)
    50/50
  • 6% (3)
    25% table food / 75% breastmilk
  • 8% (4)
    10% table food / 90% breastmilk
  • 2% (1)
    100% breastmilk
47 Total Votes  
post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
How much solids vs. breastmilk does your toddler have?

ETA: DS is still at 75% breastmilk, 25% table food tops.
post #2 of 26
probably 90% solids for DD by age 2? 100% by age 2 for Ds1 (he weaned a month before he turned 2)

At 18 months it was probably more like 75% solids for both.
post #3 of 26
I would say "OTHER" because it changes daily! In general though, probably 75% food/ 25% breastmilk. Or maybe 50/50. Somewhere in there. He nurses a ton, but he eats lots of food, too.
post #4 of 26
DS1 was probably 50/50 around 12-18 months and easily 75/25 by 2 yrs... ds2 was born at just shy of 2.5 yrs and he weaned fully by about 27/28 months.
post #5 of 26
DD still nurses a lot but we're working on upping her solids. Not sure how you'd even calculate the percentage on that! somewhere in between 100% and 0%
post #6 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy View Post
How much solids vs. breastmilk does your toddler have?

ETA: DS is still at 75% breastmilk, 25% table food tops.
I'd say as long as he's healthy and growing, the only difference it makes is in his mama's comfort (i.e. more being tied to nursing or whatever, than you may want). I have a friend whose 3 year old was probably only 50-50.
post #7 of 26
I'm going with other it is somewhere between 75% table food 25% breast milk and 50/50. That being said, with both DS and DD I was pregnant by the time they hit 18 months, so it hurt/hurts to nurse sometimes, so I tended to push solids a bit more.

I know by the time DS was 20 months or so it was around 90% solids because I had weaned him down to only nursing once a day, though once his sister was born when he was 23 months old he went back up to about 25% breast milk again.

With DD she just turned 18 months and is probably around 50/50 most days, but some days it is definitely closer to 75/25 and I am working on making it that most days, just because it hurts to nurse right now, so I prefer to do it only 2 to 4 times a day, not 20 times a day like DD would prefer.
post #8 of 26
Ds#3 refused all solids until after his second birthday. He wasn't exactly skinny though. Was walking from 10mths old and was/is a very active inteligent child.
post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy View Post
DS is still at 75% breastmilk, 25% table food tops.
My son is 27 months and he is the same. Some days even 90% breastmilk.
post #10 of 26
DD turned 2 in July and she weaned a month prior and she was at 90% table food, 10% BM. Now, it's 100% table food.
post #11 of 26
DD is 14 months, so I didn't vote. She's 10% table food / 90% breastmilk.
post #12 of 26
I voted 75% solids for my DD but DS was maybe 25-50% solids.
post #13 of 26
My DD was weaned from the breast at 7months (not through choice), and i gave cows milk rather than formula from 12 months. So i chose 100% since cows milk is a table food to me.
post #14 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biscuits & Gravy View Post
I would say "OTHER" because it changes daily!.
This is true in our house too. And I'm not a pumping mama, so I have no idea how much of his nursing is for milk, and how much is just comfort nursing.

Today he's pushing through 4 molars. So I'm taking a wild stab that todays marathon nursing is mostly for comfort. The girls were empty hours ago. Yet I've been NAK for the last 2 hours
post #15 of 26
I didn't vote, because there was a big difference between 18 months and 2 years old.

At 18 months I would say around 50/50.
My milk dried up from pregnancy around 20 months, so I "supplemented" with Coconut Milk. At that point and now it is around 85-90% solids and 10-15% milk.
post #16 of 26
I said 25% table food, more or less. She can eat a good deal at a meal and snacks on other foods as well throughout the day but still snacks at the breast too plus at least one big nursing a day and she nurses at night. She is 21mo.
post #17 of 26
My 16 mo old DS was a 75%BM/25% solids, but in the past couple of months has regressed to 10% solids, if that. Right back to the leaky,explosive diapers--yuk!
post #18 of 26
Dd 21 mos, is almost exclusively breastfed. She's not really into food yet.
post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 
I feel better hearing at least a couple toddlers are still primarily getting their calories from breastmilk!

Our doctor weighed DS the other day when we went in to check on another issue. He hadn't gained any weight in a month (he doesn't get very precise with weights but it looked like he could have even lost a few ounces). Didn't worry me -- it's only been a month -- but he asked about his eating. When I said he doesn't eat much table food, he was like, well where is he getting all his calories from?!?! I said BM -- which I guess he was kind of shocked that he's still nursing hourly or so. He's pretty knowledgable about BF'ing and many (maybe most?) of his patients are pretty 'crunchy' but I got the impression that most kids DS's age aren't BF'ing quite so much. He wanted to do a follow-up appointment to talk about how to get him eating more food. I don't think he was overly concerned, he knows DS has been growing & developing well overall, in fact he may have just been trying to help *me* since obviously it takes a lot from me to nurse him so much. I guess I would like him to increase his table-food intake but I don't really see the point in talking to the doctor about it (not sure if I'll make that follow-up appointment)...

He will eat really well if I'm out of the house (I never leave pumped milk even on the rare occasions I'm gone 2-3 hours straight). And he'll eat a good dinner & evening snack when DH is home. He even eats quite a bit if we're on a playdate or out with friends. But when it's just me & him, he couldn't care less about table food, I can get him to eat maybe 3 bites of food all day long, and occasionally half a piece of fruit. He likes everything but just doesn't want to eat.
post #20 of 26
ds is 16 mos, and still nurses 6+ times a day. He eats more solids than my 4-year-old, so i said 75% solids.

dd was at about 50/50 at this point, still only lightly eating solids at this point.
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