I'm over at That Mama Gretchen sharing my post on Major Nutritional Requirements for Toddlers for her Toddler Eats Series. I love Gretchen, so please stop over and leave some comment love :)
Here is an excerpt from the post:
Jesse is now 22 months old and still nurses enough so that it contributes to his daily caloric intake. I love the freedom nursing gives me from worrying about whether he is getting enough calories etc. Toddlers are picky eaters naturally, they eat when they are hungry, and don't when they are not. Their hunger pays no attention to regular meal times or even days. Some days Jesse seems to not stop eating and others he barely consumes more than breastmilk. There are many reasons for this, teething, growth spurts and so on. It is unrealistic to expect your toddler to adhere to meal times, rather feed on demand, thus promoting a healthy appetite. I am constantly offering Jess healthy food choices. And he always has a choice, banana or peach?