Hi everyone, I'm a first time mom and so far I've had no problems breasfeeding.
About 2 weeks ago at 8.5 months, we went from BF every 3-3.5 hours to BF every 4-5 hours. Now he's 9 months and he eats solids 3 times a day and BF 4 times a day. Is this normal? Is this enough? I only nurse him when he gets up in the morning and then before he naps (so he falls asleep) and then before bed. If it wasn't for naps and bedtime, he would not be interested in BF at all, I'm afraid, and I'm willing to nurse MORE but he doesn't want to! Is this ok? I'm concerned because a) I've read that BM should be the main source of nutrients for the whole first year and b) if he keeps wanting less, I'm afraid he'll wean before 1 year. How can he be getting most of his nutrients from BM if he nurses only 4 times per day?
I don't give him more than 2 oz. of water in a sippy cup per day, maybe I should reduce the solids?
I have to add that he still wakes up at least 3 times a night and I have to nurse him back to sleep. I've been wanting to reduce the night feedings but since he started nursing less (only 4 times) during the day, I'm afraid if I don't at least nurse a few times at night, he won't get all the BM he should be getting.
Anyone else experience this? Thanks for your answers!