In an attempt to get Ryan to eat more solid foods, I have weaned him from one of his nursing sessions during the day. I don't intend to fully wean him just yet....I think I'd rather wait until he shows clearer signs of wanting to stop. But I felt comfortable doing this because I know how important real foods are to his diet now. And he just hasn't been eating enough of them.So here's what I did. I was breastfeeding him around 10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 8pm, and then a couple times throughout the night, including early in the morning before getting up, around 6:30am. That's 5 times in a 24-hour period, if Ryan slept through the night. (which he doesn't do, so it's always at least 6 or 7 times) So I dropped the 5pm feeding. Ryan hasn't seemed to care, and he has actually started eating more at dinnertime. Now if only I could figure out how to wean him from his middle of the night nursings!! Right now that is the only way to put him back to sleep, but I know he doesn't physically need the milk during the night. I am so frustrated about this, but feel helpless. How do you get a baby to fall back asleep in the middle of the night, when they have been conditioned to only fall asleep by coming into bed with you and nursing? I need to break the habit. I need more sleep. Sigh.