My 11.5 month old nursed all the time on vacation- every 2 or so hours during the day, and hourly at night. I am more exhausted after this vacation than I am when I am working fulltime. She usually nurses 4-5 times a day when we are home and zero to one time overnight, sleeping from 7pm to 6am.
Is this common? Is it due to the stress of being in a new place? Was it because she was staying in the same room with me? I also noticed that she would do very well with someone else- my husband, or her grandparents or an aunt or uncle- but the moment she saw me, she began to push them away, reach for me and want to nurse. Then she would nurse for 5 minutes or so (if that) and be done.
We got home late last night, and I am going straight back to enforcing the old routine of not nursing all day and all night.