Christina - posted on 03/15/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son's 11 months old. We're (typically) down to one nursing at night, right about halfway through. The thing is, this nursing isn't a true feed. It's more like phantom nursing, more like he's just using me as a human pacifier for comfort. The reason I know it's not a true feed is that I'm normally in and out of his bedroom (and him back to sleep) in under 10 minutes, if not less time.
I won't deny my son a nursing session in the middle of the night if it seems that he needs it...but by this, it's apparent that he really doesn't. That he wakes up, starting crying and then can't get himself back to sleep as by this point he's standing in his crib.
If I take him out of his crib to rock him, he instinctively goes for my breasts and throws a fit until he has one. I can't lay him down and try to rub his back or tummy because he just stands right back up.
Any tips to help us with this?