Hello all, am after some advice as we seem to be in a vicious circle with bf. My son is 20 months and bf has been going really well. He has never been a great eater though and would much prefer boobie to anything else. I would really like to cut down on the day feeds (he probably has 4-5 in the day and none through the night) and encourage him to eat more at mealtimes. Am happy to keep feeding morning and night and for his nap and that's where I would like to be.
I have tried saying no, and no boobie until bedtime etc but he just cries and cries, made worse by the fact he is hungry! I have tried distracting him with toast, cereals, a drink etc but he just refuses. I can distract with strawberries and blueberries but he can't live on those! I'm just worried now what to do. Should I just let him get hungrier and hungrier and just keep refusing? Should I cut out day feeds all at once like this and remain strong? Cutting out one feed at a time doesn't seem to work because he has been bf on demand and I think it is confusing him. I just feel really mean
Any advice would be greatly received x