Anyone else's baby getting less interested? I'm so sad. He's ALWAYS interested first thing in the morning but after that it's hit and miss until next morning I'm missing it but he's too busy then when it gets to bed time he's too tired and just wants to go to sleep.
Sarah & Gavin
21st January 2008
Alexander-8 Dec 2008
Tobey-1st Oct 2010
Teagan is pretty touch and go during much of the day. She still nurses really well when I pick her up from day care and at night. She'll go 5-6 hours during the day without much more than a few quick nips. It worries me because it's so hot here. I try to make sure she stays hydrated by giving her a sippy with water when she refuses to nurse. I think she'll continue to nurse this way for some time to come. It's totally normal for them to cut back around this age. Offering up the boob is about the best we can do to try to keep them nursing.
Odin gets less interested during the day when my preschoolers are around and there is a lot of activity. He will hop on for like 3-4 min and then get distracted. He likes eating 'food' more because he can still watch all the action. He nurses a ton more when the kids go home and before they arrive.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
No bf here but Delaney isn't that interested in a bottle anymore than 1 first thing in the morning and before bed. She is more interested in eating real food.
Ronin still loves his boobie. During the day feeds are generally fast and furious and forget about nursing while out, but at night before bed it's not uncommon for him to be latched on feeding for a half hour of so and he feeds all night for short bursts as well, but that is mostly comfort and reconnecting that I am still there (lately he screams if he can't feel me next to him)
Some days Aiden is boobie obsessed, other days I make him eat for a few minutes after 4-5 hours because I am not pumping unless I absolutely have to! lol. For example, today he ate at 7am which allowed me another hour of sleep. By noon I had enough and made him eat. He stayed on for maybe 3 minutes at most. He ate a whole 6" blueberry pancake at 9am though.
Sophie hasn't BF'd for I think it's been 5 days now... She is so far from interested; I'm almost offended!! LOL!! She used to be interested in the morning and especially at bedtime... then mornings dribbled away and now nights are gone too I'm sadder than I thought I'd be, especially for the bedtime feeding. However, I'm glad that it was her choice and not mine... and I have yet to get engorged or even fill full... So I think all in all, everything worked out the way it was supposed to
Similar situation here.
Now that E knows how to crawl, she apparently can't be bothered to take time to eat or sleep.
Anyone know how many ounces they are suppose to be taking in at this age (8-9 months)? Not that I know for sure with nursing, but I think I am expecting her to nurse more than she really needs to be and I can't find a number out there that I am confident about.