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Luke and Jaz nursed so frequently last night that I literally think I was nursing one or the other of them EVERY MINUTE between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Dp stayed home from work today because she knew that there was no way I'd be able to handle them on my own today, having gotten so little sleep last night.
Usually they each wake 2-3 times, and only nurse for 5-10 minutes (and I am able to fall right back asleep). But the past few nights they have been nursing more and more and more. . . and they insist on rubbing their hands up and down my sides which is harder for me to sleep through than the nursing alone. I am wondering if this is a growth spurt or a sign that they need to be eating more solids or something. This morning I was even contemplating night weaning if this trend continues.
They also nurse every 30 mintues or so during the day (one or the other) unless we are out and about and they are very distracted.
Oh, and they will be one in a couple weeks. They didn't nurse nearly as often when they were newborns!
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.