Re: Weaning my 18 month old
I can't get to my Medications and Mother's Milk right at the moment, but I wonder how uncompatable the medication is with bfing. Have you called http://www.infantrisk.com/ to talk to them about the situation? an 18 mo is generally not getting a huge volume of milk and their bodies can process medications that do make it into their systems well, so sometimes a medication that would no be suitable to take with an infant would be okay with a toddler.
Those transitions to a new way of sleep are tough. Is your husband up for working to find a way to put him to sleep? It might be that you nurse first, then hand your still awake son off to your husband. He then might read or sing or rock. Even though it doesn't work for you, it might work for your husband. During the night, it can sometimes help to sleep in seperate spaces, even with dad and child together and you seperate. If they know their favorite comfort of nursing is available, that's often all they want.
It sounds like you are making progress at a pretty good pace. It takes a whie to make those transitions and it sounds like you are being sensitive to your lo's needs.
DS 1/2006 9 lb. 2 oz. 22 in.
DD 10/2008 8 lb, 2 oz. 20 in.