So this is a sorta odd one - most of my questions are answered by reading online, and I found a lot of information about nursing strikes in this age group. So I was prepared for that.
But that's not what I'm getting. He nurses great. In the morning, two-three times before bed, and a couple times overnight. As long as he's not too distracted, he is perfect.
But he does seem to be on a bottle strike. At daycare he'll take most of his bottles, but only because they are baby whisperers. For his dad or family members? He'll barely even get the nipple in his mouth before turning his head and trying to get down. At the same time, he is gung ho about his solids. He will eat like he's in a contest. So what's happening is that I'm getting feedback from daycare to up the solids and decrease the bottles (he takes multigrain cereal, about 4 oz of fruit, and 4 oz of veggies for lunch, along with some puffs or mini baby rice cakes to nosh on for teething, and sometimes another small snack if it's going to be a longer than normal day). I don't want him really having more solids than that at this point, but daycare is sort of pushing it (let's face it, it's also easier for them!). Dad seems to be thinking the same thing now and has even suggested that LO is "done with the bottles and breastfeeding" and I'm wondering if he thinks I'm continuing more for me. I admit I love it, but that's really not my motivation here. I just think at his age, he should be getting as much milk as possible because it's the ideal food for him.
Has anybody gone through a "bottle strike" and have any ideas? There's plenty of advice for nursing strikes out there, not so much for this one.
Should I try cups? If so what kind? And what's the best way to manage detractors? Day care ultimately has to do what I say but what kind of information should I be giving daddy?
On weekends he hardly gets any solids at all unless I have to go somewhere - no cereal, maybe 3 oz of something in the morning and about the same at night, and a couple munchies. Otherwise he nurses all day and is very happy/satisfied with that. So I don't think he "needs" solids like everyone keeps telling me.