Background: I have a 22 month old. She was nursing on demand a lot and then a couple of months ago she started an all day school program. She has made the adjustment well and seems to be fine with nursing just morning and night on school days. She nurses on demand on the weekends. She still tends to nurse more than she eats. Often, if it isn't one of her favorite foods (a pretty limited list of yogurt, bananas, and crackers/bread) she will refuse to eat and ask to nurse.
Q: So now I am trying to establish some limits on nursing, and I'm trying to figure out if I'm going about it the right way or just setting myself up for trouble. She has been tantruming a lot lately. So tonight, I told her, "when you eat some spaghetti, then we can nurse." She brought me the bobby, and cried, and I just calmly repeated that sentence. She had a fit for about 10 minutes and now she seems to be trying to wait me out. Am I going to turn her off even more foods by doing this? Or do you think this is an appropriate way of asking?