I wonder if I could seek some advice. Against all the odds (lot of pain early on, nursing strike etc!), I am still nursing at 8.5 months. He is reluctant to take a bottle but will have 1-2 ozs on the rare occasions I have tried a bottle. I plan to be persistent with this to replace one of my feeds a day with the bottle, especially as I am due back at work in September.
When he is 10 months, I am due to go to a wedding in a different part of the country and considering leaving my LO with my parents overnight. I know he will be ok food/drink wise as he eats 3 good solid meals, sips water and they can keep trying the bottle with him.
I am however worried about the night. I have recently broken the habit of nursing him to sleep, instead holding him and singing to him, however he does cry and protest that I am not feeding him. Then he wakes multiple times during the night (mainly due to the unhelpful sleep associations I have created for him). Sometimes he will go back down by being cuddled but often, I will feed him. I am starting to feel guilty that my partner and I will be off having a good time whilst my son is upset and my parents are having a difficult time! I've only ever left him for a couple of hours at a time so far.
Anyone been through anything similar and can offer some advice/re-assurance?
Thank you in advance.