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My 9 month old seems to be losing interest in Breastfeeding.

Anyone else have this problem? He has been exclusively breastfed and has never taken a bottle. What should I do?

 
jacy3031

Asked by jacy3031 at 2:45 PM on Nov. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (3)
  • Just keep offering the breast! It really just sounds like a nursing strike and trust me: those seem to last and last! However, it's very unlikely that your child is ready to stop.

    Also, at this age: sometimes they are discovering new tricks and stepping on new milestones. This can also distract them from the boob. In any case: hang in their! Here are a few useful articles and links:

    http://www.llli.org//NB/NBNovDec92p173.html
    http://www.breastfeed-essentials.com/nursingstrike.html
    ivansmom07

    Answer by ivansmom07 at 2:52 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • I too am only nursing my 7 month old daughter and I did the same with my now 3 yr old i just went right to a sippy cup or regular cup. My 3 yr old nursed until her first birthday. Once she began moving she did not want momma no more:(
    jem102675

    Answer by jem102675 at 2:50 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • With my youngest two I always had a few small toys that they could play with while nursing. A rattle, nursing beads, a couple of finger puppets and the bottle of tylenol. Some kids just lose interest once they get to be a little older - 9-11 months because they can do more. Nursing sessions may be a little shorter, but then again, baby is more efficient, too.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 3:01 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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