Here's the skinny:
He's 9 mos, breastfed and eating fruits & veggies once at breakfast and once at lunch. He's been going to a baby sitter 2 days a week and has been with dad the other 3 weekdays for two months now while I've been back to work. When I'm home with him he nurses every 2 hours and is getting about 2-3 oz (or at least that's what I'm pumping--I know about those inconsistencies) each feeding.
Most days dad tells me he eats 1 or 2 bottles in the time span of 7AM-4PM. I wasn't worried about him getting enough to eat b/c trust me he's got some to spare, if you know what I mean. Now that school is over and I'm home again full-time, he is refusing to eat from even me. I've tried breast most often, and even attempted a bottle to no avail.
He's fighting sleep and crying for over an hour at a time when we leave him in bed, and I'm not a "cry it out" kind of mom. He refuses to sleep in the crib the last few nights and has found his way into ours again. For example, last night he slept alone for several hours in his crib until we came to bed but as soon as he heard us/woke up to eat, he screamed and would not be comforted in any way until he was next to us.
Is it the 3 teeth he has 1/2 way through at ONCE, or is he weaning himself?? What does weaning from the breast look like from your experience?
Thanks ladies, I just feel helpless. It could be the hormones still, and it could be that I'm feeling insecure about "re-learning his cues"...I know he's had a lot to adjust to, I just don't feel like I'm doing a good job of meeting his needs because I have no idea what they are!
this is a nursing strike, he is not weaning. Here is a link for tips & help http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/babyselfwean.html.
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