I've been soooo busy lately that I haven't been on in about a month!!! I missed you guys
Anyway, DS and I are still goin' strong, despite all my worries leading up to his 1st birthday. In fact, in some ways, he is bfing more than he has in quite a while! The difference is; he is no longer nursing long enough to ever be filling his tummy...it's all for comfort at this point I think. He asks for it especially when he's tired/sad/hurt/etc; he will take a few sucks and then he's off being a busy boy again!!!
I don't mind any of that, the comfort part is kind of sweet, really. But in light of the fact that he isn't really "eating" anymore (or getting that "happy, drunk 'n' full" feeling) I'd like to lose the middle of the night session and get some shut eye!!! My ped (who is actually pro-bf, despite this advice) said I should just let him CIO until he realizes I'm not going to nurse him at night anymore, then he'll sleep. Well, I'm NOT OK with that!! How can I wean from this one feeding in a more nurturing way?
Thanks everyone! I'm glad to be back