Sawyer had his 19 mos check up and he weighed in at just under 20 lbs. Everything developmentally is great. He's physically ahead as far as running, climbing, jumping (he jumps!), language on target, overall healthy. The dr said that just by looking at his chart alone he would be labeled "failure to thrive" but in looking at everything else about him he is clearly a healthy and extremely happy child.
I want to also say that he is very pro breastfeeding and was happy to hear that Sawyer is still nursing but maybe not so much as to how often. He thinks the nursing may be filling his belly because it's easy and nice and snuggly to mommy but it's meaning that he is eating less food. I admit that he doesn't eat much. I offer it to him all day, often when he is asking to nurse I will offer him a snack but even if he eats it, it's just a bit. He ends up playing or throwing it. Don't get me wrong, meal times are not stressful with him. He's pretty darn delightful and messes do not bother me. I just wish he would eat more. Other times he will come to nurse and I'll see if he will play instead but I won't deny it if he's upset and can't be distracted.
If you were me would be more adamant about cutting out nursing sessions? He will nurse anywhere from 5-12 times a day depending on how busy he is or how he feels. I can't even say how much he nurses at night but it's a lot. None of this bothers me, I'm happy to nurse him whenever but I do not want to deny him needed calories to grow. Would love some perspective from other mom's who have nursed a child this age.