DS will be 11 months old this week. He's been chubby and happy on quick nursing sessions, until this week. Now he wants to nurse for an hour at a time when he nurses, and my nipples are sore; I can't tell if my supply has dropped, or if he's just getting ready for a growth spurt.
I'm both small and active, and dropped below my pre-pregnancy weight a couple of months ago, which makes me wonder if there's a critical weight for me at which my milk supply will drop. I'm trying to eat well, but I haven't felt truly hungry in days, and I am starting to feel worn down.
DS eats a good selection of real food, but not much at once. He's cruising and standing alone, and really quite active.
So do I treat this like a growth spurt and just offer him food often and let him at it when he wants to nurse, or is this cause for me to see a doctor? If it comes to medical professionals, is a nurse-midwife the right one to ask to see? I haven't met my PCP in years...
Is this normal timing for a growth spurt?