I am in need of serious help.
My son is 8 1/2 months old and was bfing fine till a few weeks ago. He is completely disinterested in bfing now, bfeeds only twice a day [morning around 7am and at night around 7pm] and even at those times I have to practically force him. He's too busy looking around.
He loves his solid food though and has 2 full meals twice a day.
He used to eat 3 times a day but I had to stop the evening meal cause he wouldn't bf then.
My ped really scared me by saying that he needs between 16-24 ounces a day and I have to get him to drink more.
So I tried mixing formula in cereal, tried the sippy cup which he loves to drink water with, baby bottles. EVERYTHING and it's like he knows whats in there and will make these faces and refuse to drink/eat anything that has formula.
Since I have always BFed I have no idea how much milk i produce and what he is getting and I CANNOT express milk at this stage.
I really really want to BF him till he is at least a year old but at this rate I am so scared that my supply will stop on its own.
He seems to be growing fine and is happy and active.
How can I get him to drink more BM or even formula.
If he takes formula I am also scared that he will not want BM at all then.
Will my supply stop if he feeds little at each feeding and only twice a day?