DS just turned one this month, and all of a sudden he is nursing every single hour at night.
He has done this before when teething (and generally flopped like a fish all night), but that doesn't seem to be the issue. He is already walking (and running!) everywhere - that really started to take off in the last couple months. Currently, he is still babbling up a STORM (has always been a talker - very animated hand gestures, expressions and intonations!) and has been making lots of new sounds/combinations.
Speech seems to be snowballing - he's sprinkling more and more words into his babble - for months he has stuck mostly with "mama, dada, momo (cat)" (and words I'm not sure he really knows what they mean, like "wiggle" and "giggle" - but cute nonetheless! ) . The past week or two he's added "ball, rock, book, bye-bye, go, no" to name a few, and started combining "no" with other words while shaking his head, or waving and saying "bye-bye" at the same time, etc.
I guess I am just wondering if this new burst of speech could be the culprit - what do you think the cause might be? I suppose it doesn't really matter, because we co-sleep, and I will keep plugging away with the hourly nighttime feedings regardless, but it does help to satisfy my curiosity (and give those sleepless hours an added sense of purpose! )!
Did any of your LOs go through this? How long did it last? Support and ideas welcome! Thanks!!!
(x-posted from Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy)