My LO is 10.5 months and still nursing 4x a day....breakfast, before morning nap, before afternoon nap, before bed. We settled into this pattern after he recovered from an ear infection a few months ago. I don't so much want him to nurse to sleep, but if that's the way he gets the milk, then fine.
My newest issue is that early morning - the first nursing - seems to be a problem. My letdown isn't the fastest, and I think he's so curious to go see who is awake and moving around. I try to switch him from side to side to get the let down to happen (after he pops off and looks at me with a grin), but many times it doesn't matter and then he won't relatch. Then, on those days, we end up with only 3x nursing.
My question is, since he's already this old, and I plan to fully wean at a year, should I be pushing the issue? Still keep offering upon waking but it's ok if he doesn't do it?
I was hoping to drop the first nap nursing soon, but if he's going to drop the wake up nursing, then maybe I won't?
Thanks for any insight...