Hi All - My 15 month old has started to nurse much more frequently over the last week or so, and wants to nurse for 30 - 45 minutes at a time. Prior to this we were slowly weaning. She would nurse first thing in the morning, last thing before books at bed, and usually once a night.
She is insisting on nursing at least 4 times or more during the day, and at least twice at night. If I ask her to wait or tell her no, she will scratch my chest and yank on my shirt until I break down and nurse her. This is new to me as I had to stop nursing my son at 1 year due to a life threatening illness and necessary medication.
Is this normal? She was teething (4 molars all at once), but they have pretty much cut through, and no sign of this stopping. I feel fairly tired lately, and a little frustrated as I've never been away from my kids overnight, and I'm looking forward to a trip to visit my sister by myself in NYC. I feel like I can't plan the trip; however, if she still has this need to nurse so frequently.
I should also mention she pretty much won't drink milk, so I try to make up for that with lots of cheese and yogurt.