DS just turned one a couple weeks ago and at the 12 month visit I was told to limit BM to 16-24oz per day and make sure he gets three full solid meals plus snacks a day. I didn't think this would be so hard b/c normally DS hates his bottles at DC and does better with solids anyway. Well, DC has been closed for the holidays so he's been home with me and all he wants to do is nurse. Nursing on demand has a whole new meaning as he has taken to looking down my shirt, his little eyes dancing with excitement and his grunts unmistakably clear. It is almost feels like he KNOWS the doctor doesn't want him to have it and so he wants it more.
I've been reading "What to Expect the Toddler Years" for some help on food choices. DS can't have milk or soy so menu planning seems very daunting and nursing so easy. The amount of food that should be offered a Toddler daily seems so huge compared to what he takes in that I feel like I've really been failing him. He's 5-10th percentile in weight but walking independently and highly active and happy. The doctor said she wasn't concerned because the lack of fat from dairy is the main reason she believes he's not gained more weight.
So my questions are how much food do you offer your one year old at each meal? Is it really bad to nurse frequently at this age? How do I get him to eat??
Please help! Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!