My DD had her well baby check up today and the Dr. gave me some advice that I am uncomfortable with.
DD is 10 months old and still nurses through the night. We did BLS, she picked up her first piece of food just before six months and has had fun with it since but still doesn't show any signs of letting up on the BF -which is fine by me!
She begins the night off in a co-sleeper play pin that is next to our bed. In the middle of the night she wakes up wanting milk and usually sleeps the rest of the night in our bed with us, though sometimes I'll put her back if she can't seem to get comfortable with us, it happens sometimes but not often. Usually she'll wake up one more time to nurse, it is more a "comfort nurse" than wanting food, but so far I haven't minded.
The Dr. said that she should soon be going down to three nursings during the day and none at night, that if she wakes up to let her cry and that she needs to develop her own coping mechanisms, that her sleep cycles will be so much better if we do this. This goes COMPLETELY against everything my heart and mind is telling me. Is there an LLLL who can help me out and let me know what I should do, pay attention to what the dr. says or switch pediatricians? I have LLL's The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding but I haven't broken it out and gone searching. The advice threw me into a space where I wanted someone human to tell me that my instincts are right!