Just thinking ahead a little bit here. DS is 8 mos and still nurses 7-8 times per day. I am not planning on weaning anytime soon and plan to go as long as DS wants to.
Based on reading these boards, it seems like it's pretty common for LO's to nurse less around a year - like 3-5 times per day. If that happens to us, how do I know if/when I need to start offering other liquids or formula? Another way of asking this is, what is the minimum number of times he needs to nurse in 24 hrs before I need to worry about giving him extra liquids or formula for nutrition? I've looked on kellymom and can't seem to find a good answer to this - maybe I didn't look hard enough though.
And after a year, do I just start offering water or cow's milk if he's nursing less? How will I know how much to give him? Will that contribute to earlier weaning because he won't need/want the breast as much for thirst quenching?