Last edited by @llli*FluffyN; July 28th, 2008 at 09:54 AM.
Just one more fanatical cloth diaper convert...
Mom to Morgan (01/10/04) and Zachary (07/12/06)
What are M & Z up to now?
Everyone's situation is unique and personal to them. And everyone has to do what works for them and their family. I personally do not believe that night nursing will ever stop on its own. I also believe that hungry babies need food and tired babies need sleep-and not food (obviously after a certain age). The comforting aspect of breastfeeding does become an association over time. I personally could not do it any more past 6 months. I was exhausted. Co-sleeping wasn't an option either. After trying Pantley's approach for 1 long month, things got even worse. I ended up reading and blending Ferber method, SleepEasy Solution and BabyWise. The first and latter do get a bad rap from other mommies, which I believe is unfounded. But you have to do what is in the best interest of your child, makes sense and works for you. Don't feel guilty for needing to take care of yourself to be the best momma for your little one during the rest of the day. Good luck and I hope sweet dreams.
Mom to Maximilian Kelly
for over one year and ing it!
With my youngest, I haven't nightweaned on purpose, bcause honestly, nursing a lo at night is MUCH easier than dealing with a toddler with night terrors who wakes up all freaked out at night for years. My youngest is now about 28 mos old, and a few months back, he started sleeping longer and longer stretches. Last night, he actually made it to like 5:30am without needing to nurse! And then he went back to sleep for another hour and a half!
I think we all realize that it does end, because we don't see high schoolers out there nursing to sleep, but it feels like its not going to in the midst of it. It'll get better though!