My ds is 9 months old. I work full time and pump two times during the day. I get an average of 12 to 14 ounces a day. Recently this has been our schedule…ds nurses first thing in the morning at around 6:30 and then eats breakfast, drinks all of the ebm I take the sitter most days and has a couple of solid food snacks during the day, nurses when we get home at 5:30, eats dinner and then nurses again before he goes to bed at 7:00 (he sleeps all night). On the weekends, he nurses on demand, which ends up being about 6 times during the day. He is growing normally and hitting all of his milestones.
In the last week or so, I have been finding that he doesn’t really want to nurse well both times in the evening. He’ll usually have a nursing “snack” before dinner and twice, when I could tell that he wasn’t all that interested, he bit me…ow! Right before bed, he nursed again really well. That being said, here’s my question. Is he trying to tell me that he is ready to give up the before dinner feeding? At 9 months, is it normal for him to start gradually nursing a little less? I would really love some guidance from some other working/pumping moms!