My 9 month old lo is going through a nursing strike right now. I know it's normal and temporary at this stage. It's still driving me nuts. He is not big on solids yet. His diapers are less wet than usual, as I would have expected. I wonder how do they survive with so little milk? I read that it can last for as long as 2 weeks. How can they even make it with so little to drink?
I've been nursing lo on request, usually every 2-2.5 hours. Recently he is not willing to nurse for less than 4 hour intervals! Even when he does latch on he takes a few sips and would not have anymore! Arggggh!
He doesn't take a bottle. He hasn't figured out how to drink from a sippy/cup yet.
He has been drinking much more at night when he's not fully awake. I figured it probably is a growth spurt so I let him drink as much as he wants. Am I encouraging reverse cycling this way? Will this ever stop?
I can't nurse him walking around. He doesn't like to be held horizontal when I'm walking. He wants to see everything around!
Dark and quiet rooms do not help.
I'm a sahm.