Self Weaning at 9 months?
I think DD2 might be self-weaning at 9 months, is that possible? DD1 did but she was just past 12 months so it was good timing (I only wanted to BF to 12 months anyway).
Just this week she went from 6-7 nursing sessions a day to 4, but she's eating a lot more table food (she hates baby food now) so I figured that's what it was. Today she nursed 3 times and then when I tried to nurse her around dinner, she just bit me. So I yelped (that's how I got DD1 to stop biting) and told her no. She got all upset and started crying (and I didn't even yell, just said it firmly!). I made her take a break for a few minutes then tried nursing her again - she was hard to get to latch on and then she just bit me again. She did this a third time before I just gave up and figured she wasn't hungry. Then when we got home tonight (we were at MILs for dinner) I did our usual bedtime routine and when I tried nursing her she bit me right off the bat and then refused to latch on again. Every time I tried to offer her the boob, she just clamped her mouth shut and turned her head. By this time it had been 7 hours since she'd nursed (but she'd eaten table food since then of course) so I warmed a bottle of frozen BM and she DOWNED it and fell asleep. I feel like this is just how DD1 acted when she self weaned.
What do you guys think? Self weaning or just upset about getting scolded for biting me?? I'm interested to see what she does in the morning but could use some advice.
Should say here too - i LOVE EBFing my children but I choose to only do so until 12 months - and if she's done, then we will be done - I'm not going to offer it every single day for the next 3 months if she doesn't want it anymore...but I will offer it for the next few days at least and continue to pump - hoping we can avoid formula until 12 months either way.