i give lila a little "cow" at night sometimes if she blows off her dinner... b/c i know she'll drink it, and it will put something in her belly (she's a crappy sleeper)... and also b/c i know there is no way she's going to skip her bedtime nursing session NO MATTER WHAT.
but yeah, i struggled w/ it for a long time.. i really didn't want her to have it. and it would drive me CRAZY when dh would give it to her while i was gone for like an hour or 2.. he'd be like "she was hungry" -- AND? give her something to eat and some water, she's a toddler!! lol