Yes, you should start to transition your toddler over to a regular feeding schedule after the first year of life.
Meals and snacks, whether they consist of food or a cup of milk, should be scheduled every two to three hours. A regular location for meals and snacks, such as in the kitchen and in a highchair, should be part of the routine. A routine schedule helps your toddler anticipate food, stay in touch with his or her appetite, and receive the variety of nutrition he or she needs throughout the day.
Reviewed by Dr. Sara Connolly, September 2020