I thought I wanted to wean my 6 1/2 month ds. I have been supplementing with bottles for about a week now. About two bottles a day. It was a big mistake. I dont want to wean him. I just got so frustrated because he gets so distracted and does flip flops in my lap while i try to feed him. So I really worry that he is not getting enough. He usually nurses no longer then ten minuateds, but usually for only five or less. I also have a almost three year old very active ds who I am currantly potty training.
I have tried nursing in a darkened quiet white noise room, but that dosnt work. DS comes running in saying Xander sleeping or Xander eating? (I have closed the door but he stands out there and yells for me I have also trying putting a movie on) Its so cute but baby gets distracted and dosnt want to nurse any more. I have tried laying down with him but he will suck alittle and roll away and smile and then roll back and nurse and repeat. He is so sweet but I cant spend all day laying in bed and nursing him like that.
Anyways, can I go back to nursing full time? Did I hurt my supply to the point that I cant? Do you have any advice on how to keep him from getting so distracted? If I can how do i build my supply back up. I want to nurse for the full year.
I nursed my first for six months then at his six month check up he only gained four ounces so i panicked and put him on formula. I think that is one reason why i am so nervous that DS #2 not getting enough. I know he is cause he looks great is happy and hitting all his mile stones. I just cant help but worry.
I am sorry that this is so long but I really need help and I wanted to let you guys know what all i have done. Thank you!