Liz - posted on 01/12/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )
My daughter (8 months) nurses a ton during the night (3-4 hours). Our doctor said she does not need to eat at night and she is eating PLENTY during the day. I am not sure if she is really hungry. I think she is just staying latched on because she wants to be there but, if she really needs it I don't want to take it away. I am all for night nursing but she gets a lazy latch in her sleep and I get really sore. I have tried the pacifier. It worked for a while but now is not working. She is teething now but she has been doing this for months. She sleeps in her own bed for about 1/2 the night and then I pull her into bed with me because I am usually too tired to stay up and I try to keep her quiet as my husband wakes up early for work. Is it ok for her to nurse for that long for comfort. I don't know how much she is really eating...