Re: Night Feeding--Ups and Downs am I doing the right thing?
I'm with you with the nursing being easier. My DH informs my MIL of our frequent night wakings and such, which he does no matter how much I tell him to stop talking about it. She told me once, "If you stopped nursing her, she wouldn't wake up to nurse." I said, "She doesn't wake up to nurse, I nurse her so she'll go back to sleep!" I've heard it from our pediatrician, too -- I ignore him! Why would I want her up for hours crying when she goes back to sleep in 10 minutes (usually) with nursing?
Our LO sometimes nurses 1x a night, sometimes 4x -- so there's no pattern established so we haven't "created habits," as people say. Also, I keep a glass of water next to my bed and drink it when I am thirsty, which makes me have to pee numerous times a night. I'm not going to stop drinking my water just because I have to pee. Even if babies aren't technically hungry, can't they be thirsty?
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.