My little man turned one yesterday! I can't believe how fast this year went, and am so proud that I made it this far BFing I couldn't have done it with the help and support of this board, thank you all so much!
Anyway, his habits have started changing a little the last week or so and I just get overwhelmed sometimes by the "unknown!" The last few days he has nursed early in the morning, around 6 or 7, then not until 1 and then bedtime and once in the middle of the night (1 or 2 am). Today he nursed at 2:30 am and I had to leave for work at 6:30 and tried to nurse with no luck, tried once more 20 minutes later at my mom's before leaving him, and nothing...he just ate at 10:30 his breakfast and bottle. He used to be very consistent (2:30 am, 7 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm, and 8 pm). Now he seems to be down to 3-4 times, is that normal? And will my supply be affected? I still pump twice at work (was thinking of pump weaning when we can try cow milk, but now am afraid I'll lose my entire supply). I only pump enough for one bottle between my 2 sessions (total of 4 oz). He eats solids pretty well, and will take a sippy cup of water (sometimes with a little juice mixed in) with lunch/dinner. Maybe he's getting more solids that he doesn't want/need to nurse as much? This is hard emotionally, but I know he's becoming a big boy now! He seems to take a bottle okay with/after meals when I'm at work, so I think that hurts a little more that he doesn't want to nurse when I'm home Anyone have advice for this age?
Also, the last 3 days he's been up around 5 am...WTH??!! I hope this is just a phase too, OY!