Melanie - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
My son is 7 1/2 months old and has been nursing less and less. We have slowly introduced food so I'm wondering if that is why he won't nurse as often, but we started solids when he turned 6 months old, and he just now started nursing less. He wakes up in the early morning hours and nurses, and then again about 2 hours later, and sometimes once more when he wakes up for the day. Then he won't nurse again for about 5 hours, around lunch. Then again about 3 hours later, and then real quick before he falls asleep. I nurse him one last time before I go to bed so he'll sleep most of the night. He was nursing every 3 hours for several months, and also drank from a cup in the morning and evening when I fed him food, now he doesn't even really drink that so I know that's not filling him up. I know he takes in a lot in the morning, but I worry because he goes so long after that. Have any of you experienced this as your child got older? I never give him food until he nurses first but he does like it and wants to eat when we do. I know his main sourse of food should be BM and since he doesn't ever take a bottle I don't really know how much overall he is taking in. Total he nurses about 6 times a day, but I just worry that it's not enough, even though he doesn't act hungry at all. I've even try to nurse him anyway and he won't take it.