So my 10 month old is a very distracted baby. Everything captures his interest and attention. This is fine, unless it's eating time.
I was working ft outside the home, so I pumped at work, and nursed at night.
So for the past 6 months, in evenings and weekends / we've been nursing in the bedroom, with the blinds closed and usually the door closed. No noise, no distractions, low light.
If the cat comes scampering through, it's game over.
I quit my job (woo hoo!) and am going back to the heaven of ebf (hate the pump!).
Does anyone have experience with babies who are so distractible? I knew it was normal once they started "discovering the world" around 4-5 months, but he's 10 months now, and seriously it's not any better.
He will refuse to eat when we're out and about - nursing covers are a joke.
so I basically have to make sure I'm home every couple/few hours for him to eat.
I have gone the approach of "He'll get hungry enough to eat" on a couple occasions only to go out to the in-laws. I'd take him to a quiet room and after quite a bit of exploring, he would resort to a quick feed...but I dont prefer that approach, and he gets crabby when he's hungry (of course) when we're out shopping, etc.
I guess this may be it, since he will start taking in more and more food and less milk (we blw)...but I thought someone may have experience or advice. Or maybe just commiserate!