Dear All Breastfeeding Mothers: -
HELP! I need some advice! I have a 13 month old son who LOVES to breastfeed. He is a very spirited little boy, he has always co-slept with my husband and I, and as in most cases as co-sleeping babies, he nurses throughout the night.
My dilemma is this: my husband has finally hit a point where he thinks I should wean my son, and that he should be gradually moved out of our bed into his own room. My son won’t sleep in the crib, he would sleep on a mattress on the floor. I would love to continue this ritual as would my son I’m sure. But you know how it is, society says this and that, and I really need to venture this forward and see it through as my marriage is starting to struggle.
I am so grateful for the 13 months of breastfeeding with my son. But now my marriage is in dire need of this to end. I am needing some advice/enlightenment on how I can go about weaning my son off of me. How do human pacifiers put an end to this?
My son never took a pacifier, and in the past when I have, he thinks it is a toy or laughs at me! He is so funny.
Our bedtime routine is my laying down with him, and he plays around, then nurses himself to sleep. He may then get up anywhere from 3 – 8 times in one night!!! How am I going to do this? I have tried letting him cry it out twice, but it doesn’t work on him. He is so spirited, I won’t do it again.
I am so sad and afraid to “confuse” my son, but I’m sure in the long run we will all benefit from this.
Any replies and ideas are MUCH appreciated.
A Mom Who Loves To Breastfeed