Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Thanks again, @llli*mommal. Introducing a variety of foods back into my diet is one suggestion I'd gladly take!
Just an update, in case anybody with a similar problem ever comes across this thread in search for answers. Barely one day after I wrote that first post, things started to turn a corner with my son. It has only been a few days of progress, so I don't want to celebrate prematurely, but I am really seeing a change. He is now nursing about 5 times in the daytime hours, staying on the breast for a good 15 minutes each time (given the issues we have had lately, these are extremely long feeds). Honestly, I don't really know what triggered this change. The other morning he was really fussy, so I offered to nurse him expecting to be rejected or at least battled yet again, and he latched on and fed like it was the only thing in the world he wanted. The routine seems different now than it was when he was younger, in that he seems to want to nurse to sleep rather than nurse first thing when he wakes up. He takes lots of naps every day, still, (after every ~1.5-2 hrs of being awake) so this equals plenty of feeds.
All in all, I can't say I did anything to fix it because I'm not doing anything differently--I always offered feeds when he was fussy before naps, and he used to reject me. So, he seems to have made progress with this issue on his own (fingers crossed it continues this way!). If anyone else is experiencing this issue, I think this at least goes to show that...