July 26th, 2015, 12:00 PM
I am sure this topic has been discussed before. I am 28wks pregnant with #2 and have a daughter who will be 3yrs in October. She has continued to nurse during the pregnancy, including at night (we cosleep), as I've never done any night weaning. This second child was a surprise to us, and to be honest, I would've wanted to wait to get pregnant for my daughter's sake-- for her to be more independent, more emotionally ready, etc. because, as it is now, she is very high needs, and requires constant attention, emotional love and support, etc. and "milkies" are very important to her. (However, since I got pregnant, she has been nursing much less than usual, which I personally am very happy with, as I am-- to be honest-- not fond of breastfeeding her any more, I do it only because it's important to HER). Mostly I only nurse her to put her to sleep, and then to put her back to sleep when she wakes during naps or during the night time. At night, she typically wakes only once, but can wake up to 3 times. This is a great improvement already to how many times she used to wake up, and this has been a natural, organic change that she has made herself.
Ok, so that's the background. My question is regarding how I will handle the sleeping situation when the baby is born. I wanted to always wait until she was ready to nightwean, and never push her beyond where she is emotionally ready. She does not seem to be ready to give it up now, but I'm not sure if that's just...