My baby is refusing the breast or bottle during the day but nursing once during the night. I feel that it is time for me to drop the night feed. I am not opposed to crying it out methods. Does anyone have any advice?
On another note, today I worked in the morning. I breast fed my baby then pumped 1 oz. I dropped him off at daycare. He had 5 oz previously frozen breast milk + 1 jar baby food. Then I picked him up and he refused the breast after nursing for about 1 minute on each side. While he was at daycare, I pumped 2 oz. Once I picked him up and he wouldn't nurse, I gave him a bottle of formula 5 oz. Once he went down for his nap, I tried to pump again and I got 1 oz. So, he ate 10 oz of milk today and I could only pump 4 oz. He hasn't been gaining weight. He's a small guy: only 16 lbs. He has no teeth.
I want to continue nursing him until he is a year old. But I worry about my supply now. This may be why he isn't sleeping all the way through the night too.
I normally get him to nurse 6 times in 24 hours plus 3 solid meals a day. I take fenugreek and eat oats and dried apricots.
Does breast milk production ever just slow down too much for an older baby?
Another question that I have is, can I drop other feeds and keep my morning feed going for awhile? Or would my milk supply dry up in the morning too?