So, I know that it's normal for babies to become more difficult to nurse as they get older and more interested in the world around them - mine is definitely very busy and distractable these days!! But we're still able to do pretty well about every 4 hours or so without too much of a problem.
Over the last few days, though, she has completely lost interest in one of her regular feedings. I know that until 12 months, milk is more important than food, but then after 12 months, they will likely eat more than drink... is it normal to start "transitioning" to that? Even if we drop that nursing session, she'll still be nursing more than eating, I think. She eats solids very well and is doing great there. We are very careful to give her a very balanced diet.
Right now she nurses about 6 times a day. With the session that she's resisting or ignoring, that will be 5. Is that ok? As we all know, we can't force a child to nurse...
And if we do drop this feeding, how long will it be before I feel better?! I'm so engorged right now and I know the bedtime feeding coming up is not going to make me feel "all" better.