My daughter turned a year last month. I have been trying to night wean her. She goes to sleep around 730 and wakes around 7 am. I typically put her to sleep in her twin bed in her room then join her after the first waking. she wakes every three hours or so. I'm exhausted. My pediatrician said to just quit nursing at night as she doesn't need the calories. She said it would take three or so days and my baby would settle in to not nursing through the night. It's been about two weeks. My daughter continues to wake and look for me so she can nurse. There have been many days she is up for an hour or more asking to nurse. I sometimes offer her water. I have been pretty consistent not nursing her until 5 am or after. There were two or three nights I gave in when I had the flu. She's never slept through the night and only a handful of times has made it past three hour stretches. She is in generally very strong willed and very attached to me. Clings to me all the time.
This is my first baby. We are also in the process of adopting a 14 year old and I work full time, mostly from home. I desperately need sleep. Any suggestions?