I have a one year old preemie who is quite needy. Since all I could do when he was in the hospital was hold him for hours on end, he is clingy. He has only has breastmilk, but will take either breast or bottle. The problem comes in that he wants to nurse all night. It started out that he nursed every 2-3 hours, and since he was only 2lbs 5oz at birth, I let him nurse as often as he wanted so that he would grow. Now he is a year old, weighs 17lbs and eats finger foods too. He uses me as his pacifer, since he refuses a plastic one. During the day he will take a bottle, but at night time he throws a fit if I try to give him one or a pacifer. He is nursing all night long. If he falls off he wakes up crying. I am up like every 45 mins to hour. I need my sleep back!! My husband has agreed to take night duty for the next three nights and we are going to try to wean him off the breast and into his own bed. Any suggestions?
patience patience patience!!!
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