My 13.5 month old daughter has suddenly, in the last few days, taken to nursing every 2-3 hrs during the day, and every 3-4 hrs at night!
We'd been down to every 4 or 5 hours during the day and 5-6hrs at night for a couple of months now.
With the increased nursing, she is taking way less solids, which is understandable. I just offer food and let her eat whatever she wants, whatever amount she wants. I'm not concerned about this; it's just an observation.
I also let her nurse whenever she asks. She used to ask a lot before, and I would offer everytime, but she would just pat them or play. Now, she'll nurse, both sides, for a full session -- 5-10min!
I'm not upset or necessarily looking to change this behavior. I'm just curious as to what could be causing it.
She only has her two bottom teeth, so I'm wondering if she could be teething? She's been running a sliiiiight fever lately at the end of the day, which could go hand in hand with teething, or could be something all-together different. It could be she's finally figuring out cause and effect (she asks to nurse and then she nurses)... So many things!!
I just was curious if anyone else's kid(s) has/have gone through a similar stage or if anyone had any ideas. Thanks!