Lexi - posted on 04/01/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )
My 6 month olds night time nursing habits are driving me crazy! I'd love some input. He's always nursed side lying at night, but as he gets bigger it gets more complicated. I was thinking back trying to remember what I did with my first son around this time and realized that it wasn't much past this age that he started weaning himself, was eating less frequently at night. He was only cosleeping with us about only about 50% of the night and in a bassinet the rest of the time, and had started transitioning to a cot on the floor. He was a super respectful and lazy little eater. My second cosleeps 100% of the time. We've only just this week gotten him to successfully nap in the play pen a few times. He has been the sort of baby that does not tolerate being put down (which I don't really mind, it just has it's downside.) He is demanding, pushy and does not comprehend how his actions affect me. He is more active than #1 ever was, in that he can find my nipple himself and grabs hold, kneading, pinching, pulling. Thank goodness I seem to be finally getting him past the biting. It's much more infrequent now. At night, he doesn't fit as well snuggled up to me anymore and tends to kick me in the stomach half the night. I also have to bend and twist awkwardly now so that he can latch on without my breast squashing his nose and I can't curl my legs up because his get in the way. I can't seem to get him to adjust his night time position and tilt his head back more. My back is killing me and my neck seems permanently kinked since I just end up sleeping most of the night in that position. I have tried googling other positions but can't seem to find anything other than the standard sitting up ones and side lying. Nothing that goes into variations on side lying to get more comfortable with a bigger baby. Any ideas or tips?