LO is 6 months and 1 week. The last few days, he has been REFUSING the "dinner time" nursing.
Last night, he was so tired, I just put him to bed assuming he would wake up later to eat. That was at 7 pm. He didn't wake up until 4 am.
Today, he's nursed VERY well at all the regular times:
Then, when I figured he'd be ready to eat at 5 pm, he refused. And not just distracted. I'm talking YELLED at me refused.
I kept trying.
I didn't want him to go that long without any food, and I thought maybe it was because of my slow letdown in the evenings. So, we gave him some sweet potato (he loves them) and he ate that like crazy.
Usually, he'd do a 5 pm or 530, then solids, then another "night cap" before sleeping at 7. Tonight, he wouldn't do any of the nursings and actually acted really angry when I even suggested that my breast would offer him anything.
I don't use a bottle ever (maybe once in the last 3 months).
He plays with a cup, but not enough to make this an issue, I don't think.
Is he dropping a feeding?
My mom suggested that I drop the 2 pm feeding so that he'll nurse at 5. She nursed all 5 of us kids, so I generally listen to her, but I'm just not sure.