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Hi. I wanted the advice of moms here because I plan to nurse as long as my daughter wants and I respect everyone here for doing the same. I have a couple of questions.<br><br>
First of all, she basically only nurses now before naps, bedtime and during the night. I offer it to her while she is awake but she rarely takes it. Were any of your 14 month olds like this? Is this most likely a phase or are some babies like this? Thank goodness she can only fall asleep nursing because otherwise I would be worried about her weaning earlier than I would like.<br><br>
Second, she often still nurses during the night like a newborn...all night long. She usually goes through phases where she will nurse 2-3 times per night for 5 minutes and go right back to sleep. Then she will change and nurse every hour for quite a while. Usually this phase lasts a week and then she goes back to less frequently. Well, she has been nursing hourly for 3 weeks now. I wonder if this is because she is nursing less during the day but she will not nurse more during the day. I do not feel the need to nighttime wean her but any tips on how to cut it back to 2-3 times on a regular basis....even better maybe once to twice during the night? Oh...we are cosleeping.<br><br>
Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this. Thanks so much!
 

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my nursling is 16 mo. she nurses at night. sometimes it's 5-10 minutes a couple times a night. other times it's for much longer and more frequent. i'd chalk it up to those big molars making their way in. we have 3 out of 4 started now.
 

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Thanks. It just helps to know that we are not the only ones going through this. Unfortunately, I cannot say it is due to teething because my daughter has been like this since day 1. At least the past two nights have been a little better. She nursed 3 times for about 10 minutes each and went right back to sleep after. I will enjoy it while it lasts because it is only a matter of time before she wakes more frequently.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi. I wanted the advice of moms here because I plan to nurse as long as my daughter wants and I respect everyone here for doing the same. I have a couple of questions.<br><br>
First of all, she basically only nurses now before naps, bedtime and during the night. I offer it to her while she is awake but she rarely takes it. Were any of your 14 month olds like this? Is this most likely a phase or are some babies like this? Thank goodness she can only fall asleep nursing because otherwise I would be worried about her weaning earlier than I would like.<br><br>
Second, she often still nurses during the night like a newborn...all night long. She usually goes through phases where she will nurse 2-3 times per night for 5 minutes and go right back to sleep. Then she will change and nurse every hour for quite a while. Usually this phase lasts a week and then she goes back to less frequently. Well, she has been nursing hourly for 3 weeks now. I wonder if this is because she is nursing less during the day but she will not nurse more during the day. I do not feel the need to nighttime wean her but any tips on how to cut it back to 2-3 times on a regular basis....even better maybe once to twice during the night? Oh...we are cosleeping.<br><br>
Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this. Thanks so much!</div>
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Well, this may not help very much, but it sounded like you were describing my 14-month-old DS exactly!!! He's so distracted/busy during the day, and then will nurse ALL NIGHT. My other kids went through phases like that, too. So - it will pass, eventually. Sorry, not much you can do about it - I know this may not be too helpful but I thought I'd at least let you know you're not alone!
 

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My 14 mo dd nurses all night long like yours. Definitely goes in spurts, though, sometimes longer some nights than others (and yes, sometimes hourly). I suspect teething pain as well. My dd is very distracted during the day, but still manages to latch on to take "sips" many times a day. But if she were nursing more infrequently, I wouldn't think much of it. Sounds like your situation is very normal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 
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