My DD is almost 16 months old. I work outside the home, and she BFs primarily in the evening and nighttime. She wakes at night to BF, usually once in the early morning hours. This is not really an issue for me because I am happy she is still getting the extra BM to keep her healthy. When she wakes in the night, I go to her room and we usually fall asleep nursing in our chair, then I wake after a bit, put her back down in her crib, and go back to bed uneventfully. She takes one 2-3 hour nap during the day without nursing, and overall averages at least 12 hours of sleep per 24 hour period.
My DH took her to a well-child ped’s visit last week and he said that she should not be waking at night and I should not be Bfing her back to sleep. He said she must learn to fall asleep on her own.
By the way, my DD is perfectly healthy and well-developed and has never once, since she was born, been to the doctor for anything but a well-child visit. I wonder if the ped noticed that or not?
Anyway, I want to ask my ped about it and ask for some research or authoritative literature supporting his recommendations. Anyone have any literature to support him or me? Or other helpful information? I can’t just ignore this because my DH is concerned and I am upset. Please help.