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It can become exhausting for a mother to have her sleep constantly interrupted for nighttime feedings.
Breast milk is digested within 2 to 3 hours, so it is not uncommon or unreasonable for a baby to want to nurse at night. One method of dealing with this involves having your baby sleep with you. It is helpful to remember that babies often nurse at night because it is the only time they have mom's full attention.
My 14 month old son has slept with us every night since the day he was born, he is still waking almost hourly to nurse himself back to sleep. I am looking for ways to wean him from this...this brief note wasn't exactly an alternative to the all night nurser!