Ali will be a year old on the 28th of this month. We've been breastfeeding for almost a whole year!
Ali still wakes up 2 and 3 times a night to nurse, which is fine and I don't mind getting up with her. She sleeps in her own crib and she falls asleep without having to be nursed to sleep. A few nights ago, my DH tried comforting her for 30 minutes when she woke up. She was crying, pushing him away, wouldn't calm down when he tried rocking her, singing to her, and I felt horrible. Any other time she wants her Daddy and not me. It hurt his feelings when she wouldn't take to him like she does me. Once I picked her up she stopped crying and wanted to nurse. I would love for my DH to help with Ali when she wakes in the middle of the night, but when are you supposed to cut down on the night time nursings? I've read that she'll let me know on her own. Is this true? I think a lot of it is a comfort thing and I don't mind giving her what she wants. She doesn't take a pacifier and doesn't suck her thumb.
Last night she fell asleep around 8:30 and woke up at 11:00. I tried giving her water in a sippie cup and she kept pushing it away and crying hysterically until I nursed her. We nursed for 10 minutes or so and she went back to sleep until 4:30am, we nursed, went back to sleep, she woke up again at 6:30am, we nursed and went back to sleep and she was up for good at 8:15am.
I don't mind nursing before naps and bedtime, but was wondering about all these night time feedings. Any advice is appreciated!