Hi! Well, I'm not exactly sure which forum to put this in because it seems to fit with quite a few so I just chose this one.
So my DS is 9 months old. Recently starting to experiment and taste more solids here and there. He eats probably a small handful of cheerios each time and maybe some other stuff we'll give him from our plates (a bite at least and maybe more if he really wants it). Yeah... we're being a little adventurous yet I'm totally paranoid about him choking on stuff but he hasn't had any reactions to them.
Lately, he hasn't been breastfeeding that much either it seems like. That worries me. He doesn't eat a lot of solids and now it doesn't seem like he wants to breastfeed much either. He's teething (FINALLY) and I'm wondering if that could be part of the problem?
I think I just got a milk blister too (I picked at it. Sorry, I know not the smartest thing but it looks like it's better and it doesn't hurt that much anymore). I just pumped because I was engorged! I haven't felt that way in a LONG time.
HOWEVER, at night he wakes up 2-3 times at night to nurse or comfort nurse. I should be used to it but I'm dead tired... Either way, he's eating way more than he does during the day and I'm losing sleep! We used to co-sleep and I woke up a few times a night to switch sides but I just fell right back to sleep. Ever since he started being more mobile he sleeps in his crib and I get up and nurse him if he needs to so I'm losing sleep. I'm not a great sleeper either. If I nap while he naps, I can't sleep at night. And it tends to take me a long time to fall asleep. It's a miracle that I'm able to function for my family.
One more thing, I tasted my milk because I was curious. I thought it was gross. Alas, I think milk is gross nonetheless but I love soy milk. I barely pumped and it smells.. weird? It's not strong. I'm just wondering if it's still okay to give to my kid tomorrow if I refrigerate it? It's been a while since I've pumped too so I don't remember what it's supposed to smell like.
Sorry. I would just like advice and support. I don't even know if this makes sense. I've got all sorts of issues Thanks for at least reading my post even though it's all over the place!