My 7mo DS2 is established on solids but to date stayed keen on breastmilk too - day feeds probably been dropping in volume but not number.
But today he has refused all mikl since 6.30am ish feed. He has eaten solids well and had a few sips of water at mealtimes. He has missed usual feeds at mid morning, late afternoon and bedtime. Also offered second chances at lunchtime and 20.30, but not interested. He's seemed happy enough all day - playing fine, slept normally (maybe bit less than average)
Should I be concerned?
(my breasts like footballs too...)
or should I just chill out? Seems a bit of a dramatic change.
nursing strikes aren't unusual and usually sort themselves out.
My DS2 did something similar a few weeks ago when we were on holiday; I think there was just too much going on and he didn't want to be taking time out of his busy day to have a feed. He was still feeding well through the night though. He got back to normal after a couple of days
there is some information on kellymom on reasons for and managing a nursing strike to keep your supply maintained.
dd did this at around that age. She was barely started on solids, and refused water, so it was a bit stressful. It lasted about 24 hours but it felt like a lifetime.
Express lots, offer him lots of opportunities to feed - in the end, we both got naked and went to bed together, with lots of skin to skin contact, and half way through the night she just rolled over and started feeding.