Ladies, I am exhausted. I don't even have the energy to night-wean although I suspect that is what I need to do.
I work 4 days a week (up at 6am and back home at 6pm those days). Sometimes I am so sleep deprived I don't function so well at work, sometimes I even fear passing out in the middle of work.
My son, who is 9 months (nearing 10 months) old, seems to be interested in playing all day and eating all night. Whether I am at work & he has bottles OR on the days I am with him all day, he barely eats during the day time and has to be coaxed into staying still and nursing because he just wants to explore the world.
But at night...
he wants to have a solid nursing every 1-2 hours. All Night Long. There is NO long stretch of sleep... well, I take that back. When I get up for work at 6am, my son magically stays asleep until 10am after that! (jealous! ha).
Is there anything I can do to help shift things around? I don't mind nursing during the night in general... it can be a sweet quiet moment with my baby... but now that's its 6 times a night it's really getting in the way of me being functional!
I suspect I need to night-wean but I feel too exhausted to start such a project.
(We cosleep at this point)
With my first son I co-slept and night-nursed until he was 17 months old because he was a teeny little 5th-%ile baby.
But my baby now is 99th %-ile for weight so there is no reason for me to panic about refusing a feeding or two... I just dont want him crying either obviously....
... any ideas?