I think my 8 month old is trying to drop some feedings. He gets easily distracted, so getting him to nurse at all is interestingly difficult.
What I'm wondering is if I need to rearrange when he's nursing or if I should just go with what he's doing? He is eating 3 meals of solids and some snacky things in between (when I'm eating because it's rude to eat in front of him ).
What he has been doing the last couple of days is eating really early (like 545 or 6 am). Then, he doesn't want to eat again until 10 or so. Then, it's something like 2 pm (depending on when he wakes from his nap). IF he takes his 3rd nap, he'll nurse after that. Otherwise, he fights me so he can go see Daddy and sister. He knows they're out there!
So, should I smooth him more into "breakfast," "lunch," and "dinner?" So that he's getting them more regularly/spaced out?
Otherwise, he wont' nurse before "dinner" - even if I don't give him solids. He refuses.
I have some pumped milk - I could do that in a cup for him.
Any thoughts or suggestions. Thanks!!