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Nikki - posted on 02/08/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone I'm having trouble with my 8 month olds nursing I think he might be teething he won't nurse during the day only before bed early a.m. and when we wake up I tried giving him teething tablets before nursing but he doesn't want to I don't know what to do I'm afraid my milk decrease I'm also a working mom so I pump does anyone have any ideas thanks

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Crystal - posted on 02/09/2013

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He may just be changing his eating habits. He is getting older and may feel that food is enough during the day. You could pump during the day and give it to him in a sippy cup. This way your milk supply will still be stimulated during the day and he will still be getting all of the goodness of your breastmilk to keep him extra healthy.

Nikki - posted on 02/08/2013

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Thanks for the advise Stephanie I give him a sippy of water with his snacks ... I hope things go back to normal Idk if it's the teething or wat ...

Stephanie - posted on 02/08/2013

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For a while my little one wouldn't nurse during the day except when I would go into her room and close the curtains and turn on her sound machine like I was getting ready to give her a nap. She liked to nurse before a nap so it was kind of like a fake out thing. That could work for you.
Your supply may drop if your little guy isn't nursing during the day, but it will go back up if he decides to start nursing more again. Try not to stress about your production, your body will produce enough for your baby.
In the mean time, give him some extra snacks throughout the day. About every two hours give him a small snack to make sure he eats enough and some water from a sippy cup to keep him hydrated. Good luck
Check out this article, it may help you:
http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/ba...

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