I have a 15m old girl who breastfeeds 2times a day and every hour or so during the night. I have been pressured to give up breastfeeding all together but I know that this is the best for her. My goal was to breastfeed for a year and then see how things would go.
I have been struggling with getting her to sleep better for more than a year now and Im getting to my limit. I am so tired but I wont let her cry it out but I would really like her to stop the night feedings. Please can someone give me the magical answer to how I should go about this? We have tried everything there is except putting her in her crib and closing the bedroom door behind us. My perfect dream would be that she would only breastfeed during the mornings. Once a day.
I am starting to want to wean her but I cant see that happening cause she is not ready and cries until she gets what she wants. Im starting to resent her and I get tears in my eyes cause that is not how I want to feel towards my child. My nipples hurt like crazy and I get frustrated after maybe an hour of feeding until she is a sleep. She wakes up so many times before I get to bed, sometimes I have to stay in bed with her from 8pm until morning..
Next june she will be 18m old and we are leaving her with my in laws for a weekend. There is a HUGE pressure on me from people around me to wean her before that date. I would not mind her to be weaned by then if only that would happen smoothly and with her happy about it. But if not, I would all so not mind if she is still breastfeeding. But she would have to be OK with me leaving for 2days aaand she would only breastfeed once, twice a day. Not all the time. What should I do?? How can I make her happy and healthy and as well make it work for me? How can I get her to be content with only one milky time a day?
Thank u all so much