Crystal - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
Because school started 3 months after my son was born, I had to give him bottles and sometimes supplement formula while I was gone. I only had morning classes, so I wasn't gone long, but when he was 6 1/2 months and started eating solids, he slowed down on drinking milk a lot. It bothered me, but I knew he was going to breastfeed less because of the solids. But now, he refuses to breastfeed except in the morning when he wakes up and at night before bed. He's always been easily distracted from eating, so I've fed him in his room, just us. He doesn't even want to do that anymore. I know I can't breastfeed him forever but it's too early for me to end our special time together. I already see him less because of school, and I was so used to spending all day with him. I'm afraid I made a huge mistake giving him bottles and solids so early. I feel like we don't spend enough time bonding and breastfeeding was the time for us to do that. How do I get him to start breastfeeding again, if I can at all? Did anyone else have a problem like this?