Hello all! I am having the most awful time with my daughter, Kaylee. She is 7 months old, and over 22 pounds. Right now I bf and she is getting a little bit of solids. For some reason she has always had a hard time falling asleep for both naps and at bedtime, and it only seems to be getting worse. The only way I can get her to fall asleep is by bfing her, but the trouble is that she sucks for soooo long. Even if she does fall asleep, 8 times out of 10 she wakes up when I gently take my nipple out of her mouth. So, I am extremely aggravated that I am always having to lay with her for almost her entire nap twice a day. Also I am worried that her excessive sucking during her naps and the night hours (she wakes up all through the night to suck) is causing her to be so big. She will not take a pacifier or a bottle at all. I have tried putting her in her crib, thinking maybe, out of sight out of mind - but that doesn't work.
Also, another issue is that I want to ween her when she is 12 months (actually I would love to ween her from bf to ebf now, but I know it won't happen that fast, so I am setting a goal of 12 mo) I am just so worried, it won't go well. I don't want to traumatize her. I am honestly getting so sick of feeding her, especially when I know she's not hungry. It really wouldn't bother me if she wasn't' so big. I truly am confused. Everybody has such different opinions on the matter. Some would say to throw her in the crib and just let her cry and after a couple days she'll realize she isn't going to be fed during the nights and she'll start just going to sleep. Other's say that that is the most traumatic thing you can do. UGH!!!! I am so frustrated...any ideas, anyone??