This is my first baby, 5 months and 1 week. I haven't read much on the issue. I was committed to nursing him exclusively for 6 months, then with food for at least 12 months.... but now this. I want to follow what he asks for, but please let me know what you think is going on here!
He has been showing all the signs of wanting food, and it became cruel to eat in front of him (extreme lunging, making chewing motions, etc)....so I started him on sweet potatoes. Even before that, he seemed a little less interested in the breast? But seemed hungry a lot. He was nursing, then demanding more like 45 minutes later. But then once latched, he seems less than enthused and pulls away. But he is sucking on other things.
But now, on day 3, he is REALLY into his sweet potatoes, and showing signs of being very hungry, often..... but then pulling away after a few sucks, and sucking on the arm of the rocking chair instead. Honestly, I feel like he wants more food and less breastmilk. Does this ever happen? Thoughts?
What do I do? Go along with what he seems to want? But I don't wanna "ruin" nursing.
by the way....we don't pump, only breast.