Re: weaning a toddler that has history of delayed eating sol
Breastmilk alone is enough for babies under 12 months. After 12 months, solids become increasingly important, but the transition from needing only mama's milk to a majority-solids diet can be slow, with many kids still mostly breastfed well into the second year. At 17.5 months, your LO might be a bit old and large to get ALL her calories from breastmilk, but breastmilk can still fill a lot of holes in her diet.
If you're concerned that nursing is impacting her solids intake, feed her solids first and nurse her after. Are you concentrating on high-calorie solids? Things like avocados, beans, meat, whole-milk dairy products? How about adding a little bit of olive oil or butter to her low-calorie solids, e.g. veggies and fruits?
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!"