Re: All night comfort nursing
Totally normal. My second daughter was a huge cluster nurser in the evenings. I'd nurse her to sleep in my bed, and then slip away for some "me" time, and then, 5-10 minutes later- WAH! So I'd go back, nurse her to sleep again, slip away, and 5-10 minutes later- you guessed it!- WAH!!! That cycle could repeat anywhere from 5-20 times an evening before my LO would go down for a 2-3 hour stretch of sleep.
It's temporary, I promise! For my daughter, it lasted maybe 3-5 months, tapering off pretty significantly towards the end. And I have a feeling that I caused a lot of the problem (well, it was a problem for me, not for her!) by trying to sneak away. If I'd just stayed in bed with her, I am sure she would have gone right to sleep. Babies thrive on closeness, and instinctively know that when mom is not around, they are in danger of being cold, hungry, and maybe eaten by a sabretooth tiger. As far as little babies know, we're still living in caveman times!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"