I apologize but I'm posting this in two categories because I need help!
My son bit me on Wednesday and refused to nurse after that. Wednesday night I was able to nurse him a few times but he didn’t drink much. In fact when he wook up his diaper was dry which is unusual because it is usually soaking wet. Thursday morning I was able to nurse him before is morning nap. I thought hooray!! This strike must be over! But then he wouldn’t nurse all day. I tried to feed him from a bottle and sippy cup all day and was only able to get 2 oz down him. He finally nursed again before bed (with much insistence on Mom’s part). Thursday night (much like Wed night). I had to wake him a few times to nurse him but he wasn’t much interested and didn’t drink much. It is unlike him not to wake up. The only time he wook up to cry was at 6AM. He usually wakes up to the point of waking us up several times a night. And he slept in till 8AM!! My husband just got him up before work. He is always up by 630, 700 at the latest. So to recap, my almost 9 month son is really only nursing well twice a day—before bed and early in the morning. This morning his diaper was pretty wet so that is an improvement from the night before. My son has gone from a non-stop nursling up until 6 months, to a good nurser until 7 months (every 3 hours), to a mostly night time nurser from 7-8 months (except he nursed before his two naps), to a non-nurser only allowing Mom to nurse him twice a day (before bed and early morning). It seems like he is weaning??? That would be OK if I could get him to take formula but he refuses. So what is Mom to do?