DD is on a new thing now, just when I thought things were going well
It used to be that I could nurse her to sleep and then transfer her into her hammock. When she woke an hour later, I could always rock or bounce her back to sleep with a song or four. Once I went to bed and when she'd wake up, I'd leave her in our bed and nursed a couple times and she'd always be fine. Then she went through this stage where she squirmed until I got up and placed her in her hammock. She actually wanted to be in it!
Well now, she cries everytime she wakes up in her hammock or even if she's on the bed. It seems all she wants is to nurse and well.. I withhold the boob sometimes because I've got so many people telling me that 4-5 times to nurse at night is a lot at 12 months.
I can't calm her down (lights on, singing songs, rocking in arms, etc.) unless the boob is in her mouth. Why does she cry like this? This may be a silly question but I just don't know the answer.
: She's typically a very happy baby except recently she's also very clingy.
She was asleep tonight and when she started stirring, I rubbed her hair and shh-shh'ed her but she still woke up crying. I admit that I lost it and sat there watching her cry for a bit and then I gave in with the boob.
I just don't understand.