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As the title suggests, how much does (or did) your 13 month old nurse? At times I feel like we are going strong, and then at others she will pull away or climb down, and even shake her head "no" at me when I lift my shirt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> (That hurts!) On those days she only nurses before sleeping (naps and at bedtime).<br><br>
The last couple of days she has even learned where the water jug is and will stand in front of it and point. I'm tempted to hide the water so she doesn't look to that when she is thirsty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I don't feel she is anywhere near weaning, but I think the reality of not nursing an infant anymore is setting in. She still nurses about 6 times a day, but from our usual every hour, it doesn't seem like very much.<br><br>
So I'm curious where others were when their babes were this age.
 

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We're almost to 13 months. If DS is bored or clingy he'll nurse every hour, if he's busy with other things or daddy's watching him he's happy to go 5 hours. The average day, I'd say still 2-3 hours the same as all his life so far. He doesn't turn down any offer to nurse but sometimes it's only a sip then off to play. He eats a couple bites of food at meal or snacktime and eats all the raisins I'll let him, and sips on water or juice a little here or there, say 6oz a day usually.
 

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DD is 13.5 months and still nursing very frequently. It's the only way she'll go to sleep, she likes to nurse when waking up . . . I would guess she nurses at least a dozen times a day at this point. She also nurses a LOT at night; usually 5-7 hours at a stretch without unlatching.
 

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My son is 14 1/2 months and he nurses about 4 times a day. I guess it's more me that does not want to wean because I haven't tried(I don't want to!!!), but he doesn't seem interested in giving it up, so I will let him decide. He will drink soy milk at dinner and lunch time ocassionally. And he has been known to aggressively pull up my shirt, but I think it's funny. He just knows what he wants<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My holistic pediatrician says that it's fine, so I don't worry about it.
 

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mine does about 3-5 times a day. Sometimes it's a drive-by nursing, other times, its a sit-in-my-lap-and-take-a-nap nursing. (those are my favorites!)
 

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All the time. I want to say about 15 times a day.<br>
But now 2 months later, she is nursing a lot less, like the 6 times you are talking about.<br>
My dd seems to go in stages where she will nurse a lot for a few days, then hardly at all, then go back to nursing.
 

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My baby will be 13 months on the 24th. She nurses every couple of hours during the day and she still nurses frequently during the night. It doesn't bother me since we cosleep and I'm half asleep for the night feedings.<br><br>
I don't see us weaning before 2 but we'll just see how everything goes!
 

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My Isaac (1 week younger than your daughter) nurses fairly frequently at night, and every few hours or so during the day. On the other hand, he has NO interest in solids to speak of.<br><br>
I suspect yours will still have days when all she wants to do is nurse, so never fear! (or is that, be afraid?)
 

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OK, so Ds won't be 13 months for another couple of weeks, but he is lifting my shirt or signing all the time for milkie - i'd say around 8 times a day. Some of these will be 15 minute sessions (which was unheard of a couple of months ago, when 5 minutes was the norm).<br><br>
It doesn't matter if we're at home or out.<br><br>
Oh, and he still nurses at least 4 times overnight, though usually only 5 minutes at a time.<br><br>
I am so glad I'm not thinking about weaning. It would be really hard work.<br><br>
Brooke
 

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At 13 months old my daughter was still nursing about every 2 hours during the day...we had just night weaned her, before night weaning she was also nursing every hours at night.<br><br>
At 13 months my ds was in a nursing strike and I was tricking him into nursing in his sleep (he was also on an eating and drinking ANYTHING at all strike...it was either force him to nurse or get a feeding tube), he was nursing about 6 times a day, 30 minutes after he fell asleep, when DH and I went to bed, 3am, when dh got up for work, when I got up for the day, and 30 minutes after falling asleep for his nap. Once the nursing/eating strike ended around 15 months old or so he was nursing upon waking up, after breakfast, after lunch, before nap, after nap, after dinner, before bed, and sometimes once or twice in the night...basically whenever I offered, he was not a kid to ever ask to nurse, I'm certain if we had chosen to give him a bottle of EBM at 6 weeks old or whenever people introduced pumped milk he would of never nursed again, he HATED nursing.
 

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OMG you are a saint!!! How do you do it?
 

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The past few days, my dd has been nursing similarly to what JamieCatheryn described... if we are at home, she nurses at least every hour during the day, if not every 20 minutes! If we are out, or if I am gone, she can easily go 3-5 hours without nursing.<br><br>
I was getting a bit frustrated with the every 20 minutes thing. Then I noticed her pants were really short... maybe a growth spurt? She was *also* eating way more than usual.<br><br>
Also she just had 2 really great nights of sleep, waking only once or twice (!!!!!! which I probably just have cursed due to typing this out) so maybe that is why she is nursing more during the day (nursing less at night).<br><br>
OK, so my answer is, basically no pattern and any hope of a pattern will change by next week! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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