Re: how much should a 17mo be eating vs nursing
Between the ages of 1-2 you can breastfeed as much and as long as the toddler and mommy want. They certainly go through stages of nursing more and eating less, especially working on all those last teeth coming through.
Keep offering solids first, perhaps try small snacks throughout the day instead of meals. Vary the foods you're trying, and keep on keepin' on!!
It wasn't until my DS hit 18 months that he REALLY started eating foods. And even now some days he would rather nurse.