My baby is 6 months old. Obviously I realize she is not weaning, because I think that would be against her biology, since she has never had a bottle or paci or anything but me.
Here's the trouble, she has become less and less interested in nursing. In fact, now she rolls away from me most of the time when I offer to feed her. Her output is fine, 3 poops/day. I have her 6 month appt next week so I'll know about her weight then but so far it's been the high end of normal. She only eats when we are side lying. I feel like that puts a lot of limits on our relationship, and doing it only in the bedroom is even worse. Maybe she's sick of it?
I read the kellymom article "Do babies under 12 months self wean". I felt sick when I read the bottom, the don't offer don't refuse and limiting locations for nursing. My issue is that baby will only nurse well in my bedroom. Ever. Period. I've only ever followed her cues, I am positive about that but now she cues less and less and when she does she sucks to letdown and then pops off. I know she's teething...
So here is my question. Should I put in 100% effort to try to nurse her in other locations at this point? If she gets hungry enough will she eat? Or maybe she'll just reverse cycle and eat at night. I don't want it to end this way, but she's never loved nursing. I had oversupply, she has some allergies, it's been a little rough. I want to have a better relationship. I'm willing to ask my husband to take one of his vacation weeks so I can work on this with baby because I also take care of my 2 year old all day. I wonder if that would be worth it?
also posted this in the weaning forum