Re: Too distracted to nurse
I'm in the trenches with you so I can't offer any hope for the future necessarily. My DS (also 9 mo) is starting to become more interested in doing stuff since he's been crawling, and not bored enough to relax and nurse; he'll scream and writhe if I try to nurse him and he's "busy". I think he gets on average 4 daytime nursings, plus a couple failed attempts. (I'm mainly just wanting him well-hydrated while he's awake, since it's so hot and dry here). On the other hand, his night-time nursing has become more or less constant the entire night. Thank goodness for cosleeping.
Do you think she may just be packing on the calories at night?
Could you give her something to do with her hands while she's nursing in the daytime to help her focus or would that be worse?
If you shifted her solids mealtimes to a bit earlier in the day--like giving breakfast and lunch rather than lunch and dinner--do you think it would help so she could nurse longer in the evening? Just brainstorming, I know it's harder to be flexible when you have older kids, too. Or maybe offer a smaller dinner if you're really worried she's getting too much solids?
mama to a little raccoon, born under the full moon, Nov '11