Re: Help with 2 yr old night nursing
3 1/2 years and right there with ya! DS doesn't nurse much during the day anymore, but he didn't eat solids until he was 2, so I definitely recall the all day, all night nursing. He still nurses, on average, about 3-5 times during a 7-8 hours night and I haven't yet found myself willing to insist that he not, in part because I'm pretty sure I get more sleep by nursing (he is one of those kids who is awake for hours if he manages to get an eye open) and partly because he has had a variety of health issues and nursing has consistently been not only a source of immense comfort for him (and sometimes for me, too) but also a source of nutrition and hydration when things aren't going well.
There have certainly been times when I thought I might lose my mind, when I questioned whether I was doing the best thing for him, given how exhausted I so often am, but I just haven't felt a strong enough resolve to make a change to actually do so, and I am just trusting that the lack of resolve is an intuitive message to me. I have trusted his body and mine to do what is best for us up to this point, and I see no reason to stop trusting in that now....
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.