I’m trying something new tonight, on the suggestion of Morgan at High Diving Board.
“Well,” I said, “if you want, you can sleep all night and not nurse!”
She looked dubious.
“You can nurse in the morning,” I said. “But if you want, you don’t have to wake up at night! You can sleep all night without nursing! And nurse in the morning!” Cheerful cheerful cheerful!
She started looking a little panicky. “Nurse?” she said. “Side?”
“Yes, you can nurse on both sides,” I said. “In the morning! Not right now.”
“Nurse? Nurse??” she said.
And then I spent five minutes calming her down.
So… Now I’m listening to her talk to herself on the baby monitor. She’s not freaking out, at least, so I’m counting it as a win. I’ll keep you updated how the night goes…