Ok, here's the deal. I still bf my daughter and she's almost one. But she's also using me as a pacifier. She normally won't go to sleep unless she's suckling on my nipple. Another thing is, and I know it's bad in most eyes, but I co-sleep with her. Now we have her crib, one side removed, right next to my side of the bed so when she does finally sleep, I move her in the crib. Has anyone had to go through this and have found a solution. My husband and I share 1 room with our daughter and 5 year old son, so leaving her alone in her crib to 'cry it out' really won't work. Help?Answer Question
Answer by LindaClement at 10:36 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
Answer by jem102675 at 10:43 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
Answer by LeanneC at 11:45 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 6:21 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Co-sleeping is normal and it is normal for children to nurse to sleep. Mothers have always slept with their young children and they have always nursed to sleep and nursed at night. It is not using the mother as a pacifier. It is normal behavior. It is recommended that all children be breastfed at least 2 years. To get all of the facial and speech benefits of breastfeeding a child needs to breastfeed at least 3 years. In most of the world today mothers and young children sleep together and nurse at night. There is nothing wrong with your child, there are problems with our society.
I suggest going to a La Leche League meeting or conference where you will meet other moms with nursing toddlers. On the LLL website you can find info about meetings and conferences.
Answer by Gailll at 10:58 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by LeanneC at 1:43 PM on Nov. 27, 2010
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