Mother to first child William, born 02/17/07. Exclusively bf until now. Great solid food eater. Great weight and height.
Will continues to nurse once or twice a night. Co-sleeping makes no difference except to give Mom a little more sleep but he's gotten so big and squirmy in the middle of the night he actually keeps me up more. Have to go back to work in a month and starting to worry about the lack of sleep. Doc says he's conditioned by a hunger response to wake for feedings and that I should let him cry... tried that.. didn't work of course. Tried water instead of bf & tried decreasing the amount of bm given in the middle of the night.. nothing worked.
Any suggestions for further intervention or just go with the flow until he decides to stop nursing in the middle of the night? On average, at what age do children give up night nursing on their own?
Thanks in advance.