It's totally your call, mama!
Couple quick questions....
When you pump are you pumping hands free & what do you *do*? (any reading?)
Also, are you offering any soft foods? (table foods) or just offering pureed food?
I'm an OB nurse... I don't want to totally wean at 12 months.
Im an OB nurse... I don't want to totally wean at 12 months.
Thank you for your advice.
Part of the reason she may be "not sleeping" is that you work during day, and that can result in her needing to "reconnect" with you at night. It's not just about food, it's her way of reconnection.
It may be possible to reduce some of this by nursing "non stop" (so to speak) of an evening, or "tanking baby up" (also called cluster nursing, bunch feeding, or stack feeding) This isn't an overnight fix, but given time, it can help.
Also at 9-ish mo the baby may hit growth spurt, be going through some new developmental milestones that may result in increased nursing (increased night waking); and be having some signs of normal separation anxiety.
You could also put baby down for the night in crib, but when she wakes, just go ahead and bring her into bed with you so both of you can get back to sleep faster.
Thank you so much.