Re: Need Help with my 24 month old Breastfeeding Toddler
Nope, nope, nope. Weaning your LO will not turn her into a "good" eater. It will just remove one reliable source of healthy nutrition from her diet! If she was having an ounce of whole cow's milk in a sippy cup or bottle 3-5 times per day, you'd be high-fiving yourself, because you'd know that your LO was getting her needs for dairy met. So instead of having to push cow's milk, or yogurt or cheese, you're meeting your LO's "dairy" needs all by yourself, and you should freel great about that!
It is very normal for toddlers to be picky, even if they started out eating a diverse and healthy diet. It's to a toddler's advantage to stick to a few "safe" foods, because once they are mobile and somewhat independent that could poison or choke themselves very easily if they were as indiscriminate about what goes into their mouths as young babies are.
You cannot make your child eat. All you can do is model good eating habits and put a selection of healthy foods in front of her and let her choose when to eat them. From personal experience, I advise against serving her favorites all the time just so that she will eat. That's a trap, and you will end up perpetuating the pickiness.
Don't worry- this is a phase and if your LO is healthy and happy despite not having a big appetite for solids, then everything is okay!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"