I remember this with my older son at this age. Starting last month, it is SO hard to get LO to breastfeed in the middle of the day. He nurses great first thing in the morning and at bedtime. But all day long, he is sooooo distracted. I try to nurse in his room as much as possible. Or in the living room, with the TV off. But my 3-year-old is the biggest distraction. LO doesn't want to miss a thing so he will detach to turn at any small noise. Or he plays with my face and stops to smile at me. So sweet and I love it, but he needs to eat!
I have tried wearing a nursing necklace he can play with. Sometimes works. Any other suggestions? I think he is getting plenty. His wet diapers are still fine. He is a good sleeper. He eats solids well, but we don't over feed him. He has rice cereal and 4 oz baby food twice a day.
If he doesn't nurse well after his am nap, I sometimes try again before his afternoon nap. Sometimes he eats and it helps him get to sleep. Other times, it is like he is mad at me for offering it. He's always been a little bit little percentage wise (25% give or take 5% since 1 month), but he is chunky. I keep telling myself that he is just really effecient now. but he nurses much longer at 7 am and 7 pm!
I replaced the late morning nursing with formula around 8 months with my first son and didn't pump to replace since I have never responded well to a pump. So of course that led to the end of nursing. Not a huge deal since I didn't want to past a year old, but this time around I'd like to go to 12-15 months since he's my last. Maybe I should just let him keep doing what he's doing and he'll kind of wean himself?