ok, call me naive, but I thought that with the intro of solids my daughter wouldbe eating a .little less often. lol...she still nurses like a newborn! I know I have less milk, but she still nurses just as often. i did not think adding solids to her diet would make her sleep longer, but man it would be nice. I understand though as well that developmental milestones can cause night wakings too..anyway, is it too much to expect a little less nursing when your child is 8.5 months old? I love our nursing relationship, I honestly do! but sometimes I feel a little burned out. the night wakings and then add my 2.5 year old added to the mix and it makes for a very worn out mommy. I feel like there is nothing but time that will make a difference, and that makes me a little nutty feeling inside sometimes lol. I am in no rush to wean, I plan on nursing for as long as she needs to, but like I said, a little less time at mom's bar would sure make this nursing relationship more bearable at times!