My son is five and half months old and for months now he has refused to nurse while he is awake. I know the issue is when I am not as full as I am in the morning and he doesn't get constant flow he gets frustrated so I have just accepted this.
I have been pumping for at least three months now and giving him the milk in the bottle. I still offer the breast but 99% of the time during the day he will refuse it.
He does nurse at least twice a night during his sleep, usually in the early morning hours.
My question is as we introduce solids and later on when he does start to slowly require less and less milk how I can help it so that we reduce the bottles but keep the nursing so that the nursing is the last thing to go?
I was devastated at first when he refused to nurse but have been forced to accept it. I just hope as time goes on and he requires less milk he continues to nurse for what he does require.