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12 months going strong and some questions???

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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I am so pleased that I made it to one of my goals for breast feeding my daughter. She turned a year old on the 22nd of April and she still loves her mama milk. My plan is to let her self-wean but I try to take it one day at a time and just go with the flow. I have a few questions since this is new territory for me.  When should I expect to see a change in her eating routine?  Right now she is nursing about 7 times a day with solid meals (smushed whatever we eat) 3 times a day. Is it normal for her to start waking up more throughout the night again? Is it a possible growth spurt? She was sleeping 9-10 hours a night but lately she has been waking up twice a night to nurse.

by on May. 1, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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comf
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:02 AM
My son is 14 months and I give up trying to figure out a pattern LOL
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sreichelt26
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM
Mine turned 1 on the 27th and has been growing/teething for over a month. I don't really keep track of how many times she nurses during the day, but she nurses at least 3-4 times a night. Past few days she's been nursing every hour or so and cluster feeding.

She doesn't really eat solids much tho, so bm is still her primary/majority nutrition.
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lifetimelove
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 2:09 AM
12-18 months is when seperation anxiety peaks. I've found it's when mine have the worst and most unpredictable sleeping patterns. Regardless of breastfeeding.

That being said, my 17 month old has days where he nurses twice, and days where he nurses 10 times. The more we're sitting around the house doing nothing, the more he nurses. =)
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Alicia1020
by on May. 2, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Thanks Ladies. Unfortunately I was forced into giving her more solids since we had to see two specialists concerning her growth and some blood work that came back elevated.  I guess her liver function was really high, she is dealing with a recurring UTI caused by a strain of E.Coli, and there was another level dealing with growth that was low according to her endo. doc???

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