I breastfed my daughter for 6 months. I was getting so frustrated cause she would only have a few sucks then not want anymore. She was only ever a quick sucker from birth but things just got worse at 4/12 - 5 months. I would put her down to play for @ 1/2 hour then try again and still only a few sucks. I was getting so stressed cause she wasn't drinking much and she wasn't putting on very much weight and Dad kept saying breast is best, when I kept talking to bubs and saying if you don't drink more, you'll go to bottle, which kept making things worse. I went to the clinic and the lady thought maybe I didn't have enough milk, so after each feed, i expressed to build my milk up, but things didn't get any better, which caused more stress which probably affected my milk more, so saw another lady at clinic who thought that bubs was trying to wean herself and suggested that next time she didn't suck for long to give her a bottle, so I did and she had the lot. I probably would have kept going if she was drinking, but now that I've stopped its been great, less stress and yes, being able to eat/drink what I like. You've done really well to get to 10 months. The clinic told me that by 6 months that they've got all the goodness from breastfeeding that they require. See how you go. Has she taken a bottle, that may be another prob. All the best.
Julie, mum to Abby 05/02/04 & Joel 12/04/07