Marie - posted on 12/04/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son James is three months old today. For the last few weeks he has gone from nursing for 15 minutes a side down to less than 15 minutes total whether it be 5 and 5, or 8 and 3, etc.... He turns his head away and refused to latch back on, when I try to turn his head towards me he starts screaming like he doesn't want anymore. Any ideas why he is eating less? Should I be worried that he isn't eating enough? Is this considered snacking? He is still eating about every 2 1/2 to 3 hours, with the occasional feeding just two hours after the previous one. He is now 15 lbs, gaining just one pound in the last month. He is pooping less too, only a couple poopy diapers a day instead of the usual 4-5 sometimes 6. How do I get him to eat more with out screaming when it is time to nurse?