9 month old lost intrest in nursing
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|Thu, 01-14-2010 - 4:29pm|
My son has nursed well from the beginning but now he seems to have lost interest in nursing. He usually wakes around 5 and I nurse him, he eats well for 10 minutes before falling asleep. He stays asleep until usually 8 when sometimes I can get him to nurse for 15 minutes (his normal time length) other times I can get him to nurse well on the first side but nothing on the second then other times he wakes up and does not want to nurse at all. Then I usually try 3 or 4 times during the day to get him to nurse but he is not interested or will for a minute than completely stops whether we are in a dark quiet place or not. I can get him to nurse well in the evenings and before bed but he falls asleep during his final feeding but I let him because I want him to get the milk.
I have sort of been withholding solids because I know the breast milk is most important and I have been nursing him to sleep so he will at least get a little. Any suggestions or ideas of what to do to get him to nurse better during the day or is it normal for a 9 month old to only willingly nurse twice a day? Thanks