My son is 13 months old and I love to breastfeed him! I would like to continue as much as it is beneficial for him. He nurses before naps at 11am and 4pm at bedtime (8pm) and 2-3 times during the night (11pm, 2am, 5am). He did not ask to nurse more than that until recently that everytime that he sits on my lap he is looking at me and leaning on my breast asking for milk in his own way. In addition during the night he is now asks to nurse more and does not seem to acsept other forms of comforting, such as singing and cuddling as before. Should I encourage this behaviour and feed him everytime he asks or do you think I should try to distract him and keep the previous schedule?
Do you think that if I start to respond to his request he may increase his awakenings at night in order to nurse and during the day ask for milk all the time? Since he was introduced to solid foods he only related nursing with sleeping but now he seems to understand that he can have it all the time and ask for it. Should I give in?
Do you think that increasing the night feeding at this age may cause a problem to my son?