Hi. I have an 18mo who has always been pretty slow to solids and very picky. He doesn't seem to have any medical issues with swallow or anything, he just prefers BFing to eating!
My question is when do I start placing some limits on his nursing in the hopes that he will eat more solid food?
He can and has gone 5-6 hours stretches without nursing, but only when very distracted or left with DH. If it's just a normal day with he and I then he wants to nurse every 2 hours. And sometimes I even offer him a variety of food first, but he'll reject all of it only to ask to nurse 5 minutes later. I don't really mind this per se and have been glad that he has BM since he is so picky about food, but is he just getting filled up on BM and that's why he's not eating? Will he naturally transition to more solid food or will I have to "push" this. And how do I do that? He still also nurses 2-3 times a night.
At what point or age have you placed restrictions on your toddlers nursing frequency? And how did you manage it?