It's baby number 2, Thermolicious, and unfortunately 'free-boobing' isn't an option at present; and no, I don't co-sleep. This one sleeps much better in his own bed... he is actually on the verge of crawling, so maybe you're right. I did try to feed him as he was on the verge of falling asleep... but no luck. Arched his back and pulled away. I have had a look and feel for teeth, but can't find anything.
Jonnysmama, he doesn't get up during the night, so he wakes up hungry, but still no luck for the morning feed.
I did call ABA, and unfortunately they couldn't offer too many more suggestions... maybe not unfortunately as at least I'm doing just about all I can. She did suggest that maybe it's because big brother is drinking from a cup so baby is wanting to do that too... hmm maybe, but I'm not too sure about that theory. The lady was lovely, but actually thought it was a little bit humorous... that may just be my interpretation tho' as admittedly I'm feeling a little down about it all.
Feeling a bit "if only"... "If only I'd known our last breastfeed may be our last, I would have lingered longer, stroking his fuzzy head and savouring the moment". Hoping we sort it out though! Am thinking I might take him to the doctor tomorrow just in case he has something going on with his ears or something...I would be most upset if I found out later he had an ear infection or something.
Does anyone know about giving babies under 12 months lactose free milk. I tried mixing a little with breast milk and he seemed to like it. I'm really not keen to try formula, but I'm concerned that I can't express enough milk. How long before your milk supply dwindles. I have expressed 3 times today, and only got about 180ml... thinking this isn't enough, but wondering if I can top up with lactose free milk. He also drinks water which is good. How long do I keep trying for?
Thankyou so much for all of your suggestions everyone. I will try a bath tomorrow if we have no luck in the morning xxx