My son is nine months old. He does not breastfeed well. He does not breastfeed when he's awake. As a matter of fact, he's so distracted that I have to rock him to sleep first, then feed him. It would be ok if he can take formula or eat solids, but he refuses to bottlefeed and does not eat much solids. Does anyone have the same problem? How can I get him to eat?
Another problem I have is milk supply. My milk supply goes through cycles. It started when my son was three month old. Up to that point, he ate well and I had enough milk. It would drop about once a month for about a week. Pumping does not seem to help and my son usually does not suck as well (I think it's because he has to suck so hard for not much milk) during that one-week period. I suspect that if I were not breastfeeding, I would've gotten my period. The first time it happened, I had all the PMS. I thought for sure that I was getting my period. I haven't seen anyone mentioning this issue. Does anyone have the similar experience?
Ethan has had poor weight gain since 3 months old. He was 6.5 lbs when he was born, 13 lbs when he was 3 months old. He only gained 4 lb 2 oz from 3 to 9 months. I weight his diapers everyday, it's about 10 oz of urine and 1 poop diaper which I don't weight.
I would really appreciate anyone who can help. Please feel free to share if you have similar stories. It's been frustrating! Thanks in advance.