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It sounds normal to me. Lots of kids nurse more and eat less when they're about a year old- the novelty (of eating solids) has worn off! Nursing more frequently makes a lot of sense, especially if he's too busy to nurse well OR eat solids during the day.
I'd try offering snacks and meals whenever you have a snack or a meal- if he's hardly eating solids then you probably need to eat frequently anyway! He might be more interested in finger foods, rather than purees, and stuff from your plate is likely to look more appetizing than anything specifically served to him.
I'd try to let go of controlling his diet. Your job is to offer him a variety of healthy foods (including breastmilk) and his job is to eat what his body needs. What he actually takes in can vary widely from one day to the next, but as long as you're offering him lots of interesting stuff, you're doing your job.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults