November 16th, 2014, 05:31 AM
I have been lurking on the forum for a while and thought it was time to contribute!
I don't really have a problem, but DH thinks otherwise so thought I would ask for some more experienced views. DD is our first baby and she's 9.5 months old. She was EBF until 6 months when we started baby led solids.
Up until a couple of days ago she was nursing pretty much every 2 hours during the day, and the introduction of solids hadn't really altered that (at night she goes to bed about 8, has a dream feed about 10ish, then will wake anywhere between 1 and 4 am, and then normally once more before waking up for the day. She will nurse every time she wakes and we co sleep after her first waking) Then all of a sudden, it seemed to me, she wanted to go longer between nursings during the day. I kept offering as normal (when I felt the tingle or when she asked) but she wasn't interested until after 4 hours. She even let me know by giving me a little nip!
So I'm thinking this is fine. I'll probably pump when she would've nursed in case this is a phase, and to put in my freezer stash. But when I mentioned it to DH he was desperately trying to find a reason (is she poorly, what's upset her, who's been round? No, nothing, no-one). She's eating more now (solids) than she throws on the floor, and she's busy as a bee in the day practising standing up, giving little speeches etc, and I figure she'll ask for what she wants. She can always catch up at night. To be honest...