My almost 8 month old has become increasing interested in the world around him instead of focused on nursing. The only time I can get him settled enough to nurse more than 30 seconds is before naptime and bedtime. I've tried offering the breast hourly, which usually results in short snacks, and withholding for 3 hours thinking he'd be good and hungry, but met with the same snacking situation. I've tried darkened rooms and nursing necklaces, neither of which worked. He'd rather have the necklace in his mouth, or look at the textures on the wall... As a result of getting less than full during the daytime, his night wakings to feed are getting longer and more frequent.
Anyone faced this problem and have suggestions for getting us back to a daytime feeding schedule?