The title says it all. I am at my wits end because his preference means he goes long stretches during the day - particularly the morning when I do activities with my preschooler and then wants to eat every 2-3 hours at night. He sometimes even cluster feeds in the early morning so he can make his 5 hour stretch while we are out and about. He also won't nurse at home when awake and obviously hungry, even in a quiet room in our nighttime position. If he is awake he won't take the breast regardless of the environment.
This is not what I imagined nursing would be like, I pumped for 12 months with my first son and was looking forward to this experience.
My pedi said make him hungry and he will eat, so I did 3 nights enforcing a 5 hour stretch and it was a disaster. I hate making him cry for food but maybe I didn't wait long enough. Or will he outgrow this? I just wish he liked my breast!
Anyone had this problem or have any suggestions????