I have noticed that since we cut down on the frequency of her feeds she seems more independent, less clingy (contrary to what I thought would happen) and faces conflicts (ie. Someone just took my toy!) head on as opposed to seeking comfort from my breast.
On Saturday she took her nap in the car, so she didn't feed to sleep. That night Brad woke to her 3 times, offered her a cup of milk and took her (kicking and screaming) to the car for a ride until she fell asleep. He tells me she was calm for the most part and settled easily on a drive. He was up most of the night driving around, resettling her and then waking up and starting over again. On Sunday she napped in the pram and then went down for her bedtime sleep with Brad, tickles on her back and a cup of milk. She woke 3 times and had a cup of milk with Brad without very much fuss. Today I offered her a cup of milk before nap time (which she was not very pleased about) she cried for about 3 minutes and then went to sleep.
We're almost there.
Right now I am very grateful to a sleepless husband who has nurtured, cuddled and showered Indi with love and affection for the past few days, a patient little boy who has seen his sister doted on more than usual, hot showers spent expressing excess milk supply, long family hugs and the release a good cry brings. I will miss this most fulfilling, whole and pure of relationships dearly and cherish the memories of feeding my darling, Indigo.