My YDS is currently 5 mos old and is basically exclusively breastfed (we've been slowly introducing solids in very small amounts over the last couple days). My problem is with his extreme distractibility. I need some suggestions from mommas who have been through this before. I can barely get him to nurse all day long. The only decent nursing sessions I can get during the day are after or during naps. Other than that, forget about it. This has resulted in him waking every three hours during the night.
The biggest distraction for him: his brother. With ODS, I was able to overcome the distractibility phase by nursing in a very quiet, dark room. This isn't a possibility now because ODS doesn't like to be by himself in a room. If I took YDS into my bedroom to nurse, ODS would insist on following. When I try to nurse YDS in the same room, ODS comes over and talks to him or generally bothers him.
The reason I'm concerned is because I feel my milk supply might be taking a hit. When I pump for the cereal I give him occasionally, I can barely pump an ounce per side. This is unusual for me since I've battled with oversupply for the entire beginning of his life (hence gaining 4 pounds in his first month). I don't pump for long (maybe 5 minutes?), but I stop because nothing else is coming out.
I'm not sure what to do. I was originally just going to wait out this phase, but now with the perceived decrease in supply, I'm not sure if that's a good idea.