At 8.5 months, nursing all night?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
At 8.5 months, nursing all night?
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Mon, 03-22-2010 - 1:27am

Growth spurt? Teething?

For about a week now, Gabe has been wanting to nurse all night. He's not much of a fan of the paci...but I figure if he was needing to comfort suck he would take it. Nope!

When I try to unlatch him he fusses. So I am thinking he might really be eating?

I'm exhausted!

Prior to this, he was whiny in his sleep but wouldn't nurse when I offered it to him. He nursed once during the night or not at all since we started solids.

I tried really loading him up on solids before bed and it hasn't made a difference!

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Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 7:45am

Is he nursing less in the day?

Sometimes babies this age get so busy and active during the day that they nurse less then and make up for it at night.

Or it could be teething.

If you think his daytime nursing has dropped, try offering more frequent sessions in a quiet darkened room free from distractions.

Teresa

Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 12:25pm

I wondered about that, but he did pretty well taking a bottle from the nanny last week, so I don't know if that's it. Last night seemed to be a little better.

Why can't I get kids who STTN? My DD nursed every 2 hours until I forced her to stretch to 3 hours around 10 months.

Gabe has been a little better, but with his teeth bothering him he's been up almost as much.

Oh well, you do get used to it. LOL

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Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Registered: 08-09-2008
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 10:28pm
Hi! I have an 11 month old who isn't the best sleeper and still likes to nurse some at night, but starting at about 8 months until about 10.5 he nursed A LOT more at night and was up all the time trying out new things that he learned. This is just my unprofessional opinion, but I think that they are learning so much and it's all new and scary that they want to be close to mama as much as possible. (That and probably burning more calories b/c of moving so much).

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
Wed, 03-24-2010 - 1:04am

Yes, unfortunately I think you might be right. As if co-sleeping wasn't enough, he has to be mouth-to-boob. LOL

Thanks!

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Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)