Hi, I've read other posts where when babies get too distracted to try feeding in a dark quiet room , but with two other children thats not possible until our nighttime feedings. For the past month or so my dd has become increasingly distracted - she'll stop nursing to turn and look at what her brother and sister are doing - or if they're sitting quietly watching TV she'll turn to see whats on TV
I keep encouraging her back on, which she will nurse for a few minutes, till she turns to look again, or sometimes she'll stop just to start cooing and smiling at me for a few minutes - while its all very cute I want to make sure she is getting enough to eat , especially the hind milk as I've had concerns about her weight gain ( only gained a little over a pound from 4 to 6 months ). When she is distracted I do try and give her 20 - 30 minutes per side to account for the time she's not nursing but with her stopping / starting so much I can't be sure how much she's actually getting - although she does seem satisfied afterwards.
Any suggestions would be greatly appeciated
mommy to Lauren ( 5yrs ) Matthew ( almost 3 ) and baby Emma ( 6months )