Re: Shorter and shorter nursings
Very normal for a child to lose a lot of interest in solids at around a year- as the PP said, caloric needs tend to go down a bit around that time as growth slows down. Also, toddler pickiness tends to kick in at around a year, which earns that most toddlers start to focus on favorite foods and ignore their less favored items. Result: more food on floor.
The guidelines for dairy intake vary by who you're talking to. I would speak to your doc and see what he/she recommends. But I've seen a recommendation that suggests about 2 cups of "dairy" per day- and I think that 2 cups is 16 fluid oz. 8-10 oz per day is probably at least half of what your baby needs, so if she eats some cheese or yogurt in addition to what she gets when nursing, you're probably right where you should be.
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