nursing is more than only nutrition, and weaning is not changing one kind of food to another. what about the social, psychological, emotional aspects?
and there's a difference between replacing the breastmilk with solids and continued nursing with added solids. kwim? do i offer food because i don't want to nurse or because the baby is interested?
But here's the interesting part. She was SOOOO interested in food. But she would only take 1 or 2 bites. She doesn't have the attention span to eat. She doesn't like/want to sit still and eat. Just like she doesn't want to stay still long enough to nurse.
But still - I ALWAYS nursed/offered to nurse her before offering any solids. I would try really hard to but dinner on, then sit and relax with her and try to get her to nurse while dinner cooked - so that we had the best chance that she's already nursed before she saw our food and demanded some.
I guess I feel I've done everything in my power to create a positive nursing environment which would be conducive to EBF. I'm certainly more available than many many women I know whose children successfully nursed until they were 2 or 3. She is without me (and with her DH instead) for a total of 10 hours a week. That means she's with me for a grand total of 158 hours where should could nurse. In that time she is choosing to nurse 2 times each night.
I am still not sure why you think that this doesn't count as CLW.