I am a massive supporter of breastfeeding and have fed all three of my kids( my older two just for 6 months). My youngest is almost two and it's at the point now I feel I need to stop feeding him. My youngest, unlike my two older kids, does not have a bedtime routine .. we tried and co sleeping worked well as the only way he'll sleeps is in my bed with me nursing him to sleep. If I'm not there he'll not sleep if I get up after he falls asleep he'll get up.. and this is how it continues... He will feed through thye night some nights others not but I get no sleep as he moves around the bed and often end up upside down under the covers and this frightens me. He has his own bed in his own room and won't sleep in it.
It's got to the point now where it's just a pain for me. I have no time way from him. I have no quality time with my older kids. I can't get a night out with my husband.. I have not had a decent night sleep since he was born. I am tired and impatient and that is no good for any of us. I am starting to feel trapped and this is not how I want to remember nursing my last baby. Bedtime can be nursing him to try and get him to sleep from 8 to 2am
I am self employed and a lot of my appointments are supposed to be in the evenings. I often have to cancel as my son will not settle for anyone only me. He was almost day weaned until about a month ago when he contracted croup now wants milk most of the day too.
He is a strong willed little bub and he hit bites, headbutts, nips and screams until you just give in.
All the I can deal with if I just didn't have to feed him at night.
I know it's not his fault it's what we have taught him, but it need to change. My son does not nap during the day and will not just fall asleep in the evening. I have come back from work the odd time to find him still awake and waiting for me at 1am.
That can't be good for him or me... I need some advice. Please don't tell me he will self wean. I don't think he wants to but I need to do something to make life a little easier for all my family.
Any advice would be helpful!!!!