I'm not sure if this belongs here or in the solids forum...
DS is 9 months old now. He's in daycare full time 8am-4pm mon-fri. With the exception of monday (because I'm on campus so I go to nurse him) he used to nurse at 8 when I drop him off, have snack shortly after, a 4oz bottle at 11 or 12 (depending on whether he fell asleep on the walk, but always before lunch), then lunch, then another 4oz bottle somewhere between 2 and 4 depending on how the day went and when he wanted it.
He eats solids really really well. He amazes people with how much he eats. I've made sure that the daycare knows to give him the milk first. And they do. But lately he's been drinking an oz or two and then stopping. And they tell me he gets upset if they try to push him to drink more. So they try to give him the rest after he eats. The past couple of days he only has 1 4oz bottle the entire day, instead of 2. And they have to force that one into him.
In fact he doesn't nurse well there anymore either. When I drop him off or pick him up and try to nurse him he just wants to go play. He doesn't nurse as well as he used to. And it's not just that he's more efficient becuase I don't feel as empty when he's done.
I've read that around this age it's common for babies to start refusing bottles at daycare and just nurse when with mama. But is that really ok? Does it matter what solids he's eating or just that he's eating enough that he's not hungry?
He nurses at least 4x a day. At 6 when he wakes, at 8 when I drop him off, somwhere before supper (sometimes at daycare sometimes at home) and then once or twice between supper and bed. He's also still waking and nursing a few times a night.