My 9 month old son all of a sudden refuses to nurse anywhere else but at home (where I nurse on demand). For the holidays we visited my in-laws and he went for 4 hours straight without nursing or eating/drinking anything. After that he ate a plate of soup with some bread like a hungry little bird (he really must have been starving at this point). During these 4 hours I offered breast twice, both times in a quiet environment, away from other people but he was just super distracted.
He eats three full meals of solids and we do a combination of self feeding and feeding him by spoon. In both cases he shows is very clearly when he's done eating. So far his weight gain, diapers and everything else has been on the target so that does not really worry me but I am concerned what is going to happen if we leave for a longer period of time. He doesn't really drink any other liquids yet. We offer him water and tea from a cup (and he drinks up to 4 sips maybe), he has no idea what to do with a sippy cup and he takes bottle only when there's my milk in it. I guess I can always take a bottle of milk with me?
It just makes me rather anxious that he will get dehydrated if we stay somewhere for a longer period of time and that my milk supply will drop. He isn't showing any other signs of weaning, he is very clear when he wants to drink milk and at home he does it quite often.
Any ideas? Anyone had a similar situation?