My 13 mo-old daughter is still nursring very frequently when we're together. I stay at home with her full time and she is my first and only child. The thing is, I've left her with grandma/grandpa for several hours (4-6) and when she's with them, she refuses bottles/cups of breastmilk and is perfectly content to not nurse at all for hours on end. But when she's with me, it's like all she wants to do is be on the breast.
It makes me wonder if she really *needs* the breast as much as I give it to her?
I don't know... The real problem I'm having here is that she refuses to be put down in her own bed for naps or bedtime. I don't want to deny her nourishment at night if she needs it (I know she's using a ton of calories to grow as she sleeps). But she's getting to be TOO BIG to share sleep with me at night (I'm 100 lbs soaking wet and only 5 ft tall). Not to mention the [lack of] sex life; another story for another time lol
She has proven to do fine without nursing for hours. How can I get her to sleep safely and in a healthy way on her own? Could she be okay overnight sleeping by herself? And how to I get her there? So far my attempts have been futile [see title of post haha].
I'm at odds with myself on this issue and would any advice/suggestions?! Thank you!!!