I have a 10 mo DS who is a joyful, sweet little guy. He is extremely easy during the day and I have to practically push the boob at him to get him to nurse. I do this every 4 hours so I can remember when I last nursed him. Earlier in the week I got busy and realized it had been 6 hours! He does get 3 "meals" a day of solids (AFTER nursing), usually a tin of babyfood fruit, some fingerfood goat cheese and bananas, cheerios, etc., whatever he wants to eat on his tray.
At night he is a different baby. On a good night he is up every 3 hours to nurse (this has been since Christmas). On a "bad" night it's every 2 hours to nurse and every 40 min-1 hour just "because." His "special" is peeing through his diapers, wool cover, me, everything.
When he nurses during the day he takes 10 min. at most if I try to keep him on task, a quiet place, etc. At night he can go 30 min + and nurses "hard," if that makes sense...it's like he pulls back on the nipple while still sucking, and that is how he wants to nurse. If I try to gather him closer he pushes away so he can "pull and nurse," if that makes sense.
Anyway, I am just getting really sleep-deprived (par for the course, it seems) and am wondering if there's any way I can "encourage" my DS to take more milk during the day, as he seems to nurse more easily and efficiently then, and well, sleep would be good.