My son is 23 months old today. He nurses before bed to fall asleep and wakes 3-4 hours later, comes to bed with me and nurses on and off all night. He doesn't nurse at all during the day anymore, I sit with him or rock him to fall asleep for a nap in the afternoon - which can take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour, depending on how tired he is. How do I wean him at night? At 2 am its just been easier for everyone to just nurse him so we all get some sleep. I'm afraid if I don't nurse him when he wakes during the night, he won't go to sleep and I'll be up with him all night.
My husband has decided age 2 is the cut off (I know, don't even get me started. He thinks its weird and is says my breastfeeding him is the reason he's so "attached" to me, he thinks quitting will "toughen him up" - its ridiculous, I know, but arguing with his narrow minded point of is useless, he won't listen.) I'm happy with nursing him, he's happy. But, as you can see I really have no support here (its up to me, hubby won't be getting up during the night to help), so I 'm turning to a bunch of strangers for some help, support and advise on what to do & how to do it. Has anyone been in a similar situation? What did you do? Any tips would be really appreciated!
Emotionally having a hard time with this too. He is my last baby, I don't want to stop but know I have too. I have a 4 year old who nursed til 18 months, she was only nursing before bed at 15 months and slowly quit by 18 months. It was easy, I was hoping my son would just quit too, but he shows no signs of stopping, and I know I'm not helping any either. I'm totally lost on what to do this time,