Well my recent posts have been about having the occasional bad eating day - usually every couple of days my DS doesn't seem very hungry. We are going on over a week now where he just has absolutely no interest in eating - other than in the middle of the night. I have been able to get him to eat every day when he is really really tired or just waking up, but still, he only eats for a few minutes each time (he normally only eat for 5 minutes total). Anyways, its getting harder and harder to tell myself that he is not rejecting me, but I dont know what to do. I have tried EVERYTHING... different positions, different times, different chairs etc. He is getting probably the minimal amount of food required to keep him from dehydrating, but I am starting to freak out right now - I am in tears. I don't know what to do... He used to eat every two hours religiously during the day - sometimes more, and now I think he'd be happy with only eating in the middle of the night and once or twice during the day. I am having to force him to take a sip here and there, and I think thats ticking him off even more. If he is wide awake, he wants no part of my breast. No new medicine, no new food nothing... Could he just be distracted? He feeds just fine at 3 o'clock in the morning ...
He seems perfectly happy and content and healthy, just doesnt want to eat. If I push it out to like 4 hours, he will eat a bit more.
I am so upset - i think he hates my boobs, for real!! (but he wont take a bottle either!!) All he wants to do is eat his hands. He is almost 5 months old, and didn't even learn to latch till almost 7 weeks, so I feel like I haven't even had a very long nursing experience yet. Is he weaning himself this early????????