Re: When will it slow down?
Six months is such a rough time. They can be teething. They want to move, but can't very well yet. All the developmental changes do cause more frequent night waking. Sometimes getting out for a change of scenery can help on the cranky days. And it does get better.
Some babies continue to nurse frequently for a long time. I thought they were suppose to nurse less often as they got older, but it didn't happen for us. DS nursed that often until probably 18-20 months, then it started to slow down a bit. Some moms (who are making plently of milk) have smaller storage capacities, thus nursing more frequently is just the pattern their babies have.
Is there anything you can do to get more sleep? Nap during the day? Change sleeping arrangements at night? We started bedsharing at 7 months and it hugely helped my attitude about night nursing.
DS 1/2006 9 lb. 2 oz. 22 in.
DD 10/2008 8 lb, 2 oz. 20 in.