Help Me Stop Dd From Weaning!
DD is 9.5 months old and I think she is starting to self wean. For the past week she seems to be getting less and less interested in nursing. When we sit down to nurse she wil suckle for a few min, then pop off and want down. She will be down for a little while (10-15 min) and want to nurse again. But when I put her back to breast she only suckles for a min, then wants down again. I have been allowing her to do this (it will go on for hours) because I want to nurse her as much as possible and I can't get her to stay at the breast so I allow her access whenever she requests it (she tugs at my shirt or pulls herself up to standing holding onto the ottoman). She still nurses well in the morning right before we get up and again before we leave the house and also nurses to fall asleep at night. But anytime in between she just doesn't want latch on and nurse. Normally I would just try to wait throught this, but it is affecting my milk supply and I already have to use 6 oz of my sister's ebm every day so she has enough ebm @ DCP. She has also started sleeping through the night. We were reverse-cycleing to keep my supply good but this too has ended. Please help me, I am so far from being ready to wean.
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)