I am wondering if you all can give me some advice. I am breastfeeding my 7 1/2 month still strong, he is really not taking solids yet very well; however, he also seems to not nurse well in the afternoons anymore, and I feel like my supply has significantly dropped. I started adding one pumping per day and fennugreek to help my supply (2 caps three times daily) and that hasn't helped. He is having enough wet diapers/poops per day and already weighs 20-21 lbs. He hasn't gained much since 5 months old (was 19lbs then), and he will only nurse during the day when nearly sleeping (he is so distracted).
Here is his schedule:
nurses at 5am, then back to sleep til 6 or 7am
nurses again around 9 before and after nap (and during nap usually)
nurses again around 12-1pm, again before and during nap. sometimes he will eat lunch around 11am, usually only a tablespoon or two
**this is where my problem is
I offer him to nurse again around 4-430, but he usually refuses, but will eat cereal and pears. I have tried nursing him in a sling, laying down, he will not sit in my lap to nurse. The only way he eats cereal is if he is in his saucer watching a baby video.
Bath at 615, then bed around 645-7pm, he nurses to sleep
wakes up 2-3 times from 7-11 to nurse, where he usually nurses WELL,
then sleeps 6-7 hours.
I started working one day per week and I'm gone from 2-8pm. I cannot pump during this time and he will not take any milk while I'm gone (bottle,cup,syringe, etc.) I have noticed my supply is so low in the evenings that I wonder if he knows that and doesn't nurse because there's nothing there!
Does this schedule sounds normal for a 7month old? Is it okay for him to go 4 or 5 hours without nursing everyday?
any suggestions would be SO appreciated!!
I forgot to mention that we cosleep still and I know that's why he nurses so well at night.