Not sure if anyone here had the same experience --
When I started nursing DS everyone told me to never never nurse him to sleep because he'll never learn to sleep by himself. I just shrugged and said that I didn't mind. Well, that hasn't happened, (at least not yet), but now we have the flip side of the problem -- he would not nurse unless he's sleepy!!
He's 5 month now. Starting at 4th month I went back to work, so he gets three bottles of EBM a day, and when I come home it's on demand. But for the last few weeks or so he really doesn't want to nurse unless he's close to falling a sleep. He kicks and twists around, and even when he seems kind of hungry he still just sucks a little and pulls out to look around. Going into a dark room doesn't help either. But if I give him a bottle of EBM then he'll suck it right down. But if he's close to falling asleep, then he can latch on and empty the breast no problem.
So now I'm just a little worried -- I don't want it to become so much of a problem that I can't take him out and nurse him in public. And we're planning a trip to India in a month. If he won't nurse unless he's sleepy I don't know how I can nurse him on the trip, and just the thought of sterilizing pumps and bottles in India gives me a headache. Would really appreciate any suggestions and pointers.