So yesterday - out of the blue - Wyatt stopped nursing! DONE. Cold Turkey. He nursed in the middle of the night on Sunday, just like every other night for the past 7 months, and then Monday AM when he woke - he wanted nothing to do with it. All he would do is BITE! Which was not so fun for Mommy. I tried again and again all day. At all the times he would normally eat - and he never latched on once! He would either bite, or just begin kicking, squirming, and crying the minute I turned him towards my chest. So I pumped and pumped and just gave him every feeding with a bottle - which he took like a pro. I was so confused. Again today he has been the same. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
I really am not ready to be done nursing him. I wanted to go at least 10 months - hopefully a year. And I don't think I have it in me to pump that much for another 3-5 months. With 4 kids running around the house - it's hard for me to find the time to pump AND feed him a bottle. It's double the work. Breastfeeding is so much easier than bottles for me. It's always warm, always ready, always with me, nothing to prep or clean or sterilize. I have some breast milk stored up in the freezer - but not that much!
I am hoping he's just teething and he'll go back to nursing quickly! But how likely is that? After 2 days of not doing it at all? Again - so bewildered. I guess it's a blessing he loves his baby food! Any tips would be greatly appreciated!