My daughter is 13 months old. She has never slept very well, or at least long stretches. She also is very sporadic with solids. One day she'll eat some fruit and reject every other thing put in front of her. On these days she wants to nurse all night long and the next day she seems so tired and cranky. This has been going on for a while, and I do think the lack of eating and nursing at night seem related.
Then she'll eat a huge dinner and sleep very restfully, as in she doesn't wake up crying 15 times. Again, this has happened on many occasions, so it's hard not to think these things are related.
Are most other young nursing toddlers doing the same thing? I'm guessing my supply is normal although we only nurse from 1 breast (as in unilateral nursing), long story I won't get into but I don't think that's an issue as she has no weight issues, health issues.
Please tell me if I'm just imagining that she sleeps better after eating a meal...I'm definitely not someone who thinks that is true anyways but it's hard not to notice a pattern.