And for mamas of older toddlers, was there any point where you saw a dramatic change? When? Or was it just gradual and unnoticeable?
DS ate more, earlier but didn't ramp down as young (I wasn't pg). At 3.5 there are still days I have to assume he is getting in the 50% range of his calories from bmilk, but generally he is mostly a solids eater.
Now we are at 95% BM on a good day. He has been this was for a couple of weeks now. People are "concerned" about it, but he is still in the 95percentile for height and 75% for weight so I don't worry about it. They can all go to hell for all I care
Sorry- didn't mean to get snarky- I'm just so sick of people asking me when he is going to eat "Real food"
An extrovert, married to my introverted dh since '01, mothering my girls C (2003) and G (2006).
Love homeschooling, reading, cooking (most of the time grain-free except for when I'm not ), lactivist, former and wanna-be cloth diaperer and baby-wearer...
She has multiple food allergies but is in the 100% range for weight. So I figure things are OK.
She is growing fine and is happy and full of energy so I am not worried. Other people, mainly DD's grandparents, worry more about when she is going to eat 'proper food'.
Originally Posted by EllasMummy
Apart from corn crackers which she loves! I make sure I offer her 3 meals and 2 snacks a day then if she wants to eat she can.
Is a couple slices of an orange a meal or a snack? How about 40 dry cherios?
But at that age she would eat a ton of solids at daycare (3x a week) and than mostly bm the other 4 days a week. I think its mostly because her daycare has a little baby sized table the toddlers sit around to eat and she loves it! Even the dcps have comments about what a big eater she is :LOL
(For an 8 hour day I send seven 1/2 cup size containers: a protein, yogurt, 2 fruits, 2 vegatables (one green) and one whole grain )
What irks me is on the weekends after marathon nursing sessions dh comments "she hasn't eaten much today"
She is currently battling a nasty stomach bug, so she is 99% momma's milk and she has eaten a few crackers in the past few days.
Paige has no interest in most foods. We always offer her table food, often she just plays with it, or feeds it back to us. Hopefully she will eventually get curious enough to venture into that arena. For now, I seem to be making enough milk, and she is developmentally keeping pace (95% for height and 90% for weight)
Our other friend is the same way and she is gigantic. She is almost 2 and off the charts in both height and weight. In an entire day she might eat a handful of cheerios, a few slices of avocado and a couple pieces of cucumber. Her mom and dad offer her whatever they are eating but she mainly just plays with it.
Both are healthy and developmentally on track.
I give DD breakfast, snack mid-morning, lunch, snack mid-afternoon and tea.
I would call a couple of slices of orange a snack.
For DD's main meals she will have a small portion of whatever I am having and for a snack a cracker or some fruit.
Breakfast - Pancakes
Snack - 2 small slices of mango
Lunch - Chicken casserole with rice
Snack - Corn cracker with hoomus
Tea - Scrambled egg on toast
We have struggled with solids for so long, she was just not interested at all till she was 15 months. I have found that she eats more solids during the day if she has small amounts more often that dont overwhelm her. Its similar to how she nurses.