Hi everyone, I know sleep is a hot topic and different for every baby and situation. However, I feel like I'm at a cross roads with my 10 month old daughter and am wondering which steps to take next. She still nurses frequently throughout the night, which is fine by me since she is often very busy and distracted during the day. She is a small baby and has had slow growth for a while now. She nurses to sleep for naps and bed time, unless she's in the car or the ergo carrier. I want her to get as many calories from nursing as possible, but I'm also becoming exhausted (well I probably have been for a while!)
My main question is: should I keep nursing her to sleep or try to "train" her to fall asleep another way? I've read that she will sleep through the night when she's ready, but has this actually happened for anyone who nurses to sleep? I've also read the opposite: that she will continue to need to nurse to fall asleep until she learns another way. I am hoping to wean around a year, but if she's not ready we will keep going.
I'm very curious what other moms have done in the "real world" versus testimonials in books that may or may not be accurate. Thanks for sharing!