Reverse cycle nursing...

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Reverse cycle nursing...
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Wed, 05-20-2009 - 10:30pm
My 8 month seems to want to nurse a lot before she FINALLY goes to sleep at night and then wakes up a few times during the night.

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Tue, 05-26-2009 - 1:00pm

Hi-


For what it's worth, my LO did exactly the same thing around 8 months. I thought he was trying to wean or something because he was so distracted I could only get him to stay on for like 30 seconds, and then he was done. I had to switch back and forth a few dozen times to get him to take anything at all -- and even then he probably had less than 2 minutes per side!


After a month or so he got back into it.


when I asked the dr she said it is pretty common because they get more interested in their surroundings. She said a lot of people mistake this for weaning and start to give up... but in her opinion it is just a stage that passes. She encouraged me to stick with it, and I am glad I did...


Good luck! it's a frustrating time, and probably harder for you since you have another one to deal with! Does your 2yo take a nap? Maybe you could nurse then when it is quiet? Just a thought...

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Registered: 07-01-2006
Sat, 05-23-2009 - 9:52am

Hi Theresa!

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Registered: 07-25-2006
Fri, 05-22-2009 - 3:32pm

Hey Julianna!


If she doesn't demand milk during the day and you're not pumping to demand it, the daytime supply WILL go down.


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