My little lady just turned 11 months old. I nurse at night (once or twice) and welcome Alice in our queen size bed after her first leisurely snack. Until last week, her crib was in our bedroom. To be honest, I moved her crib because when two people that are not college students love each other very very much they enjoy the comfort of a bed for certain activities!
Now back to night feeding. For some well intentioned people, this lifestyle could be an act of laziness but for me it is completely the opposite. Of course, I'm well aware that my 11 month old baby doesn't need to drink milk at night to meet her nutritional needs. However, I see benefits in night feedings (also much easier since we are cosleeping) and since it doesn't affect me too much at the moment, I'm in no rush to completely night wean Alice.
This post is not about night feeding. As far as I'm concerned, we are free to do whatever we want as long as it works for our family. This post is a quick reminder that following your motherly instincts is super important and that certain advice, even from lovely friends, should be like water off a duck's back unless you want to find yourself running around like an headless chicken.
Ah, it is funny because it is a duck and a chicken....is poultry humor a clue that I should stop feeding Alice at night? Yeah, I don't think so!