Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    13

    Default Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

    My son will be 2 next week and is very physical when he nurses. Climbing all over me and pinching and rolling the opposite breast in his fingers while he nurses. Should I just stop the sessions when he does this? We're trying to cut back his constant nursing during the day and it's going pretty well so far, but my husband would like him in his own bed at night. Any suggestions on how to start convincing him to sleep in his own room?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    916

    Default Re: Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

    where do you nurse at night? Can you nurse, read a book and say goodnight? Do you have a good bedtime routine to help reinforce him to sleep in his room?

    ETA: sorry I saw this after the fact.... and congrats on your little one turing two!!!
    "The biggest mistake a man can make, is to have the fear of making one" Unknown

    Being "just" a mom is the most powerful thing I could ever do, and it makes me the happiest person I could be.

    Josh 9/02
    Ben 7/04
    Lily Shes Walking 10/07

    232*230****225****220****215****210****205****200* ***195****190********180

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    13

    Default Re: Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

    I usually nurse him downstairs in the living room and he falls asleep. Then when I'm ready to go to bed I'll take him to his room and attempt to put him in his bed without waking him. Most times of course, this doesn't work and I just bring him into bed with us.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    916

    Default Re: Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

    You might wana try getting a bedtime routine. You could try doing a bath, brush teeth, then a book in his room, nursing in his room even in his bed if you can. Try putting him in his bed drozy. Stay by his bed untill he is asleep for the first week, then the next week sit closer to the door, but still in his room so he can see you. Baby steps momma. Nice and slow.
    "The biggest mistake a man can make, is to have the fear of making one" Unknown

    Being "just" a mom is the most powerful thing I could ever do, and it makes me the happiest person I could be.

    Josh 9/02
    Ben 7/04
    Lily Shes Walking 10/07

    232*230****225****220****215****210****205****200* ***195****190********180

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    18,063

    Default Re: Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

    manners time! You can do it, might take a few times with tears but he'll get it.

    For the sleeping in own bed, do you have a bed or crib?
    Is he still nursing down?

    I was able to get my dd into her own bed for part of the night by nursing her down and then sneaking off.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    13

    Default Re: Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

    He's in a toddler bed. He was up until 11pm last night so I used it to lure him to sleep in his own bed, without nursing. So I think the bedtime routine is a good idea. I have three kids, you would think I would be a pro by now. Oh well, they're all different I guess. Thanks for the words!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    916

    Default Re: Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

    is he the baby of the three? I catch myself doing things differently sometimes with my baby girl ... I can't help it... and you know what, they are only this little once.... if it's not upsetting anyone... why change it?
    "The biggest mistake a man can make, is to have the fear of making one" Unknown

    Being "just" a mom is the most powerful thing I could ever do, and it makes me the happiest person I could be.

    Josh 9/02
    Ben 7/04
    Lily Shes Walking 10/07

    232*230****225****220****215****210****205****200* ***195****190********180

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    13

    Default Re: Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

    Yeah he's the baby. Sigh. My girls were a much easier transition into the weaning/sleeping on their own thing. My husband really just wants him out of our bed as his little two year old legs can do some serious damage to Daddy's back and/or head etc. I'm cutting out nap today in the hopes that he'll be too tired to resist his own bed tonight. When he wakes up though in his bed he wants to come in and nurse, so that'll be another whole situation unto itself I'm sure.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,255

    Default Re: Aggressive nurser and co-sleeper

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mahatrick View Post
    I'm cutting out nap today in the hopes that he'll be too tired to resist his own bed tonight.
    Hope you are not having any company over tonight

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •