My DD will be 13 months next week. She started to transition to 1 nap/day this week, which has been rough. We're still working on it. Well she's also become an erratic nurser. She used to nurse (roughly): at wake; before morning nap; after morning nap; before afternoon nap; bedtime (5 times). NOW...she does an "express" session upon waking (taking only one side); nurses again mid-morning (10 am); doesn't want to nurse before the nap (12 noon); doesn't want to nurse after nap; and then nurses before bed (3 times total).
She's just started to walk and the energy level has gone WAY up...she's literally all over the house, into everything. So I'm not sure if it's just total distraction; new experiences; etc...that she feels she doesn't have time to nurse anymore? Maybe the whole nap transition has her thrown off?
Side note: she LOVES to eat all foods, it's really quite amazing how much she eats, so I know she's getting her nutrients. But I always try to offer to nurse before offering solid food and it's so painful to get denied.
I'm just having a really rough time with this...not sure if it's a "phase" or if she's in fact weaning. (I'm not ready to stop!)
Should I be pumping? Or just go with the flow with baby? Thank you for any assistance/support!