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9 mo. old, breastfeeding

My 9 month old is starting to seem like he doesn't want to breastfeed anymore and it doesn't seem like I'm producing much milk anymore. I can only pump an ounce or two at a time. I REALLY don't want to give him formula. What do I do? I assume cows milk is out of the question.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Feb. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Keep nursing. Offer the breast before anything else, every time. Give him solids only after he's nursed.

    And don't pay any attention to pumping output. That has nothing to do with how much your son gets while nursing.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 9:56 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • ITA W/DragonRiderMD.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:00 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 10:13 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • Why do you think he doesn't want to anymore? My 9 month old is much more interested in playing when I nurse her sometimes, but she will nurse when she's hungry. I also feed her baby food 2 or 3 times a day...Do you do any food? I have never been able to pump more than an ounce or two...If he is gaining weight I would stick with it until around a year if you can!! Good luck!

    Answer by stepmom929 at 11:34 PM on Feb. 25, 2010

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