I never thought I would be able to post this. If you know my story, we went through nursing nightmares or complete refusals from 6wks-5months of age. And even still LO never nurses for more than 4 minutes at a time.
So, needless to say, I worked very very hard to keep our nursing relationship and never gave any formula. We did EBM bottles for a month but then I just said no more bottles and LO slowly got accepted nursing more when tired. We went to every specialist in the area and no one could figure out why he wouldnt nurse. I had to stay home for over a month just because he wouldnt nurse outside the house, and would only nurse in motion when tired. I also picked up the night feedings to make sure he was eating enough.
Okay fast forward, LO is almost 11 months old now and I need help getting him to eat more solids.
He is a nursing machine. He still nurses at least every 2 hours.
Yes, you read that right. But like I said nursing sessions last anywhere around 4 minutes, unless he is tired and then he will nurse to sleep and nurse off and on, on my lap for an hour.
I try to give him solids at least twice a day. It doest seem to do much to curb the nursing addiction.
I know a lot of it is that nursing is also his comfort.
How can I encourage more solids? how often should I be giving solids? how much too? He doesnt seem too interested in eating more than half a jar at any one setting. I make most of his baby food and put them in baby food jars.
Or store bought too.
I also do rice cereal once a day, but again he doesnt eat more than a couple tablespoons at most.