April - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi. My son is 13 months. He never cries...EVER. He doesn't have any kind of facial expression or body language or gesture that lets me know he's ready to nurse. During the day, I try to offer the breast every hour but he only accepts when he is tired. That's during the day.
At night, he wakes up about every 2 hours, sometimes earlier. Whenever he wakes, I feed. His diaper is about a pound in the morning.
It is also important to note that he is almost exclusively breast fed. I try to offer solids but he won't eat except for maybe 3 cheerios or 2 bites of chicken. Basically, he eats very little in the way of solids.
So i really have 2 questions: What signs should I be looking for that he's ready to nurse? And how can I encourage him to nurse more during the day?