A close friend of mine has an 8 month old son who recently has changed his nursing habits. He was nursing every 3 hours during the day, and then about a week and a half ago he began to refuse her, except in the morning and she would try throughout the day, but he would only nurse for a minute and then push her away. She says he will lay with her happily but gets mad when she offers a feeding. He also will not take a bottle. He does take solids, I believe the routine was about 1 hour after nursings, three times a day, and she offers him a sippy with water or juice, but he doesn't really use it much, if at all. Has anyone experienced this, and what did you do? Did the baby go back to nursing, and do they need more liquids than one feeding a day? She saw the pedi, and he said she can offer yogurt and cheese now too and didn't seem too concerned about the lack of liquids.
on Mar. 22, 2007 at 12:41 PM