My lo is 6 mths old and was ebf until 5 mths , started Solids 4 weeks ago. He now gets a formula at around 11pm and my dh gives this feed. Over the past week or so lo has become very noisy and agitated when breastfeeding, pulling off, making noises, hitting my boob as well. Could my supply be slowing down or is it my boob does not let down as fast as bottle no. 3 teat?? Lo is taking 3 small meals since today..a bit confused as lo is so noisy when breastfeeding in public , I am getting strange looks..please advise Tia..
I doubt very much that your let down matches that of a no. 3 teat - prob more like a 2. A bottle is a lot easier to drink from v. boob, as a lot less effort is required and now he's had a go on a bottle he probably prefers it. But, I think you should persevere a bit, as it may be a 'phase' or as said before teething. If it doesn't change, then I think that's his way of saying no more I'm in the process of stopping as my 9 month old really lost interest - kept pulling off, stretching my nipple, trying to scratch it off!!