Nighttime comfort nursing
My baby is 11.5 months, and we have co-slept in the family bed since day 1. Also since day 1, we (well, baby and I, not DH as he sleeps right through all of this) have been waking up every hour to 1.5 hours to feed, but mostly comfort nurse for a minute then go right back to sleep. Don't get me wrong, it's my pleasure to comfort my child with milk or with my presence if he needs it, and I realize that this is completely normal behavior at his age.
But, of course: I'm tired. I haven't sleep more than about 2 hours since he was born. My body's adjusted somewhat from the early days, but I am still pretty run down all the time. Any methods you all have tried to help baby space out comfort nursing at night at this age? Just fyi, I am not willing to try anything that involves crying. Any gentle methods or tips you guys have?
Thanks in advance, this forum has been very helpful to me, especially in the early days.
Exclusively BF since 2/1/11 with no end in sight.
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