That is the question.
Here is the situation. Rome is teething. He has been for months. However, since his first tooth came through, he has not been breastfeeding very well. If at all. Sometimes I can get him to nurse in the middle of the day. Sometimes in the middle of the night. Sometimes none at all. He will start to nurse, then arch his back and scream and try to jump off my lap. I was putting his binky in and then switching and it worked for a while.
He does eat solid meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. He just started eating cheese and some meat if it is blended up. I also started feeding him yogurt at lunch. So, he is getting some dairy and protein during the day. He will also take a bottle and wants it whenever he sees it. I think because it is cold breastmilk and it feels good on his teeth. But who really knows. (Side note: he will only take a bottle from me, not Josh. Funny.)
Anyway, it has been about a week since he really ate well. I am, needless to say, in PAIN. My girlies hurt all day long and especially at night. I have started to pump just to not hurt anymore. I have not pumped in 4 months, it takes forever and I only get about 2 ounces on both sides. I know it will get better if I keep at it.
So, here is the question. Is this normal? Will he start to nurse again? How long should it last? If it does last, should I pump and just give it to him in a bottle?
I was beginning to worry about weaning him by his first birthday and Now, I am worried that He won't start nursing again. I REEAALLY don't want to give him formula. HELP!!