Does anyone else have a LO who seems to BF only for food and beyond that does not seem to enjoy it? My DS is 9 months and ever since he was 4 mos old has hardly ever nursed for comfort (unless he is really tired but then it's more like he just falls asleep while BF and keeps on sucking). Even at night when he's really tired before bedtime, he will unlatch and scream and then I just end up bouncing him to sleep.
I have heard a lot of other BF moms say that their LO has hardly ever refused the breast. Mine refuses it all the time! If I make the mistake to dare to offer it when I think he's hungry, but he turns out not to be hungry, watch out. He doesn't just turn his head or refuse to open his mouth, he cries. I have never had any trouble with OS/OALD and when he does nurse it usually goes pretty smoothly, although he gets done in as little as 3 minutes a lot of times and when he is done, he's DONE. Also he doesn't make any eye contact while nursing. He is healthy and growing well, meeting all milestones, etc. He has great eye contact at all other times!
I feel so rejected and I really want to BF him for as long as possible, and as long as he wants to, and I hope he wants to go to at least a year.
Has anyone ever had this issue and then as the LO got older, they seemed to like it more?