I'm sorry if this question has been asked somewhere else. My daughter is 14 mos and up until last month has always nursed every 2 hours. I could set a clock by her. Since she's become mobile she seems too busy to nurse and is finally (slowly) starting to increase solid foods. She will eat almost anything given to her but it doesn't seem like a substantial amount. I have stopped prompting her to nurse and am letting her tell me when she wants it but sometimes it seems like way too long (4-4.5 hours). Also, she only gets water in a straw cup and will only take a small sip if really coaxed but does more neck-wetting than drinking. My question is, at this point can I trust her to eat and drink what she needs? Or do I need to be closely monitoring how much she eats and nurses? She usually has yogurt and fruit for breakfast, something left over from dinner the night before for lunch, and whatever we are eating for dinner. She eats snacks in between like Cheerios, cheese, fruits, vegetables etc. but as I said before it's small amounts. I guess I'm having a hard time figuring out if the nursing sessions are an essential part of her diet or just a nutritious extra. My husband and I plan to go out for an evening this week and I don't have milk pumped. I don't know if she needs it or if she would be fine without it if she's eating food. When she's busy playing with grandma she will rarely, if ever, as for it. What is the guide at this stage of the game? Thanks for the guidance. I'm so thankful to have made it this far and for everyone from LLL who has so kindly supported our efforts.