My 8 month old isn't nursing as much anymore, and I'm concerned.
He will nurse first thing in the morning, before his 9 a.m. nap, then again before his 1 p.m. nap, then he will not nurse again before bedtime at 7 p.m. I offer every day around 4 p.m., but he refuses. So he goes for a 6 hour stretch without nursing every day.
He still wakes up usually twice in the night and I will nurse him back to sleep. He is eating three meals of solids a day, and I offer sips of water. He's a big boy, about 22 lb, and he is very healthy.
Any suggestions? Do you think he's getting enough? Should I try and get him to drink some breastmilk or formula in a sippy cup (he won't take a bottle) at 4 p.m.? Should I be pumping then to increase my decreasing supply? I feel very frustrated and concerned, but since he's healthy, maybe there is no need for my concern!