I will try my best to briefly explain how we got this situation.
When DS 3.5 month old, we had our first nursing strike. He was extremely distracted, so I couldn't even nurse him in dark room. He was so wiggly to see our even in dark. I had tried everything for one week, and started nursing him when he was almost asleep. Most of the time, i was able to latched him on as soon as he woke up , since he was still sleepy. Although there wasn't much success, I kept also offering him in his awake time.
Over the time, I couldn't have a chance to nurse right after waking bit it was still ok, since he was napping regularly and often. Moreover, I nurse him to sleep since day one.
But now, he naps twice a day with 3 hours active time. So he doesn't nurse sometimes 5 ~5.5 hours. He nurses only 15-18 mins combined. I also still try to nurse when he is awake and get pretty bad bites most of the time. I get 5-6 wet diapers, and poops every day. Some nights are nightmare, he wakes up every 2-3 hours and after 4.30 every hour. Some nights only 2 wakes. He has solids three times a day.
I know unfortunately he has associated nursing with sleep, but in 5 hours, how comes he doesn't get hungry.
I am worried not only he gets enough nutrition but also he will wean early. What is going to happen when he drops another nap? I want to nurse him at least one year although my preference is about 2-2.5 years.
Please help me, I can't think of anything. I don't know what I should do.
Thanks for reading.