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OMGosh....<br>
I know he's getting a few eye teeth & molars but over the last few days................... :LOL<br>
DS is a nursing fool. I'm exhausted.<br>
He started dragging the Boppy pillow to me.... :LOL<br>
He wants to nurse every few hours ??????????<br>
Prior to the last few days, I was just saying to DH that how cool it was that finally I can go shopping a few hours by myself or all of us & DS forgets about nursing for 4+ hrs..<br>
What happened?<br>
We're TTC #2 (we're old too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ) so we need all the help we can get.<br>
None of us are sick besides a few little sniffles, nothing @ home has changed.... ???????????????<br>
what's up?
 

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Well, make yourself comfortable. :LOL<br><br>
From my observations, many children hit a low nursing time somewhere around 10-15 months (now, for some kids this means "weaning" and others getting down to just once an hour). Then, around 17-21 months there seems to be a big increase. You might be dealing with something transient, you might be dealing with a more steady increase for a few months.<br><br>
That said: your 16 month old goes 4 hours? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw">
 

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Well said, Kay. Mine never went through the lull, but from 16-22 months was like a nursing marathon with both kids. This has been true for everyone I know personally.<br><br>
I hope someone has some good advice- I sort of "survived" that time but barely.
 

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yes, if we were out Xmas shopping, etc... I guess it was keeping him busy. At home, we could go 3-4 hrs sometimes.<br>
I also told DH that he never went thru a "strike"<br><br>
ok. I guess it's normal. I thought it might be a growth spurt.<br><br>
He's even doing it @ night - yawn
 

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My 15 month old is just getting over a 2-week throwing up/diarrhea spree and has been nursing almost constantly - no kidding - for the past 2 or three days. She's even nursing almost through the night and her naps. I'm hoping this will abate soon, because I'm wiped out and my breasts are getting really sore.<br><br>
Even apart from that, though, she still nurses a lot. I vascillate between feeling good about that and being nervous that it's because I'm not providing a good enough and substantial enough diet for her otherwise. I'm also starting to get funny looks from friends who are nervous that I'm going to keep nursing for 'too long'.<br><br>
This is all normal though, right? She will eventually nurse less? It's not because I don't feed her well enough?
 

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Totally normal.<br><br>
I'm willing to guarantee she will eventually nurse less (and eventually wean altogether).<br><br>
DD was probably 95% bfed at 15 months (when she started getting into food) and was fully weaned at 50 months. She was definately a high needs nurser as an infant, too. I have witnessed many many nurslings, and know no personally who went much past five (as in five years and some months).
 

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Oh noooo. Polka I can relate. DD is 17 mos and she's been doing the same exact thing! I feel like I have a newborn on my hands (or rather breast). Housework? None has been done in weeks. I have a strong feeling that at least with my dc it's b/c she's teething. Thankfully, teething is temporary :LOL<br><br>
Well, guess who's tugging at my shirt as we speak? Sigh. Just remember, they don't usually bf through High School <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Hang in there, this is very normal.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh noooo. Polka I can relate. DD is 17 mos and she's been doing the same exact thing! I feel like I have a newborn on my hands (or rather breast). Housework? None has been done in weeks. I have a strong feeling that at least with my dc it's b/c she's teething. Thankfully, teething is temporary :LOL<br><br>
Well, guess who's tugging at my shirt as we speak? Sigh. Just remember, they don't usually bf through High School <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Hang in there, this is very normal.</div>
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:LOL :LOL :LOL
 
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