I would love to have breastfed past age 2. I believe breastmilk provides a lot of nutrition that can be lacking in the diet of a young toddler for whatever reason. Bridging the nutritional gap, so to speak. Since that was not an option, what do I do for a child who isn't eating well enough to provide proper nutrition?
My daughter is 16 months old. I have had to supplement her, first with donor milk and then with formula, since she was a few weeks old. She had no interest in solids until 10 months and didn't even eat an entire meal until 13 months. I kept giving her formula until 14 months, when she seemed to be doing really well with her diet. Lately, due to teething, she just isn't eating much at all. I did start giving her a little milk (we drink some cow milk in our house) but at this point would toddler formula be a good option? Or is the milk going to cover her well enough nutritionally?
I have a coupon for Similac's toddler formula so that would be the brand that I would be buying, if I were to get her the formula.