So my daughter is 17m old and she has been reducing her drinking through the day allot these days. Sometimes I offer her the breast but she refuses and that is fine.
I always let her fall to sleep with the breast but lately it is not helping her to settle down for the night. She really does not know how to fall a sleep otherwise and sometimes it takes up to 2hours to get her down. She has even started to wake up after 30min or so, thinking it is daytime and wanting to play or have a meal. When that happens she is maybe down for the night around 11 or 12! She drinks frequently during the night and is waking up for the day from 5am - 9.
So her night rituals vary from day to day, but we try to do basically the same routine every night. She isnt a big fan of eating at dinner time and she has given up the oatmeal that she use to love before bedtime. She naps from 2-3hours a day and is very active and happy. Her bedtime is around 8.
I was wondering what my next steps are. Should I continue to offer her the breast before bedtime or should I maybe night wean? Is this maybe a common thing for a child who is growing and getting more independent every day? Is this maybe not related to breastfeeding at all and I should try other things? No matter how relaxed bedtimes are she is always fighting them.
Thanx so much