Jenny - posted on 05/05/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hey ladies! I am wondering how/if any of you limit the amount your baby breastfeeds at night?
I ask because at the moment my almost 9 mo. old is sleeping part of the night in his own crib, then waking around 2 am to spend the rest of the night in bed with us, nursing whenever he feels like it... probably 2-4 times until we wake up. This doesn't bother me a bit and I like waking up without being engorged (which I tend towards otherwise), but my husband is no longer getting enough rest with this arrangement so we need to stop letting the baby sleep with us.
My main concern is that I don't want to "accidentally" wean my baby before he is really ready to be weaned. During the day I nurse him whenever he asks for it. So do you have any suggestions for how I should transition my baby to staying in his own crib and getting only one snack at night? Or should I cut him off from breastfeeding completely at night?
Also, if you nurse only during the day and not at night, does this affect your milk supply negatively? Do you wake up engorged?
Sorry for so many questions, I am just not sure how to go about this :) Thank you all kindly for your help :)