My 8 month old does not want to nurse during the day but wakes up every two hours at night and wants the boob for comfort mostly. Today, I tried to give him some formula but he doesn't like it. I've tried pumping after each feeding to empty my breasts but never get more than 2 ounces. I really hate pumping. I wouldn't comfort him so much at night if he'd nurse properly in the day.
His decrease in nursing has been a gradual thing since 6 months. I can't make him nurse. The only time he is interested is before naps or bedtime but only nurses for a minute or two then. I will be going back to work in two months and wonder if I should start weaning him now since he seems to be self-weaning and I won't have privacy at work to pump. I don't want to wean him while he is stressed being in a new environment. I want to quit nursing at one year anyway. When I go back to work I have no problem continuing nursing him before work, after work and at night as long as I'm able. However, I don't want him up all night like he is now. He has never been a good sleeper. He used to nurse almost continuosly. He gets up to 2 oz of juice a day but he doesn't get any other liquids. He loves to use a sippy cup but looks disgusted when I put formula in it because he is expecting juice. One day I mixed formula in his cereal and he refused to eat the cereal for a week. I usually just mix it with water.
I know his diet should consist mostly of breast milk or formula but it isn't. I'm concerned he isn't getting enough liquids. His weight is good. Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice will be appreciated.