It's been a while since I posted here. Last time I was looking for ideas to wean, but after trying, and dealing with a very upset baby and husband, I decided it was not worth it, and I am still night nursing...
However, I have lost that "enjoy nursing" feeling, and I am just nursing because it's what makes my LO fall sleep without crying.
My DD is now 18 months and overall a happy, smart girl
The past month or so though, I have been so exausted... today is the worst day of them all!!! I am struggling to stay awake at work, and that is not good, I have a lot to do!
Anyway, DD is been waking probably 4 or 5 times a night, wanting "ni-ni" and pushing me so I would get up and nurse. She never got used to side nursing, so I actually have to sit down on my bed and hold her on my lap to nurse. so, I really can't fall asleep while she nurses.
So... I hold her, she nurses... I don't think she drinks, so it's all for comfort. I feel when she starts falling back asleep, and I feel her letting go the boob, then realizing she let go, so she latches on again, and this goes on over and over for... I don't know how long since I try not to look at the clock. If I try to put her down and she's not completely asleep, she rolls and sits down and starts crying. So I have to get her again, she latches on, and then the let-go-latch-on-let go routine starts again, until she falls asleep and I can put her on the bed and then I can lay down and sleep... until she does it again 3 or 4 times more during the night.
Anyway, she has been doing this for so long that it started getting me. Today I feel like I didn't sleep any last night. Not rested at all. It's like when we were adjusting to the newborn... or worse, cause at least I could nap during the day.
Anyone else had a similar experience? Any idea of what could be going on? Milestones maybe? What happens around this age?? And... how to cope with the exhaustation/frustration?!?!
Thanks... I am so glad nursing mommas have this forum to discuss our concerns! Thanks to everyone who has helped me to get this far!