My 17 month old nurses constantly. As I said in an earlier post, left to his own, he would nurse at least every hour - and that includes through the night! We share a family bed so I haven't had that much trouble nursing him, but it just doesn't seem to be getting any better. He doesn't each much solid food. In fact, a few weeks ago he woke up in the middle of the night and asked for food, which was shocking in itself - but when he took a bite of soft bread and swallowed it, he arched his back and screamed and wouldn't eat any more. We immediately took him to an ENT and a gastro specialist. He had a scan of his throat and nothing is wrong. The doctors seem to think he just doesn't like the texture of most foods and that he just enjoys nursing more.
Well, I deeply support the philosophy of nursing and the family bed and being there for my son, but I'm not functioning well at work and I'm having trouble stringing sentences together (thank goodness I can edit here). I don't want to push him away, but I do need to sleep at night. I also don't want to give up nursing completely - its such a beautiful, intimate moment.
Can anyone who has been there give me a suggestion on how I can get my baby to sleep and cut down to a reasonable number of nursings a day (maybe 8 or so?)