My dd is just shy of 10 months, and I've been thinking ahead to the end of her first year in terms of breastfeeding logistics. I'm already seeing some changes to "toddler nursing" like the gymnastics I am wondering what else to expect for the second year of nursing.
Right now, we nurse "on demand" which isn't really on demand the way it plays out. I offer quite often, and she is free to nurse in between as she wants. I offer first thing in the morning, before and after both naps, and at bedtime. She nurses some throughout the night. The thing is, she is not super interested in nursing, and it is not unusual for her to turn down one of these sessions. When she does that, I keep offering frequently until she does nurse. I'm trying to make sure that her intake of breast milk is a high percentage of her overall diet. Which is hard, because she likes solid food so much! I mean, seriously, if I offered her a choice between a milky boob and a slice of shepherd's pie with a cup of water, she'd go for the shepherd's pie! (And probably eat it all)
When do I stop worrying about how much milk she is getting? Many of her nursing sessions are super short. Feels like just a handful of seconds.
When do I stop trying to nurse before offering solids?
When do I, when she turns down a regular nursing session, just give her a snack instead?
How does nursing change after the first year?