My almost 10 month old son is driving me crazy. He has been fighting nursing like crazy lately. He'll suck for 10 seconds and that's it. If he doesn't get an immediate let down like when I'm really full, he's done. I know he's busy busy and on the move lately but I'm getting really frustrated trying to get him to nurse well. The only time he does is when he's asleep and I rather him sleep when he's asleep and not want my boob the entire time in order to keep him asleep. Is he at the age for a nursing strike? If so, how do I handle it? Do I try to force him or just let him decide if he wants to or not? He is enjoying his solids more recently. He was slow to warm up to them but now he wants to be eating while we're eating and is excellent at feeding himself. He gets no bottles and only the occasional sippy with a little bit of water, although he's not very good at drinking from it yet. He used to be such a booby monster. I think he's fighting it because he thinks I'm trying to put him to sleep when we nurse since I do usually nurse him to sleep.
on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:36 PM