Im so embarresed to ask, but people are making me feel like I am wrong. We currently (for the last 5 months) my 4 year old and 15 month old are sharing a room with my husband and I. due to our house being under construction. my 15month old co-slep and is still co-sleeping. Anyways, she nurses all night long, im her passifier. I try to stop but she has to sleep with us due to space. really we have no space for a crib. Since she was born we co-slept, at 9 months i planned to stop but now due to our situation i cant. Anyways im so tired of nursing all night long, it actually causes me pain, cuz i have to stay in one position all night long. Anyways, how do I stop, its ALL night. If i pull away she screams and cries for hours, she hits herself and pinches herself. its aweful. Also is this normal?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Jun. 3, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by Momforhealth at 11:15 PM on Jun. 3, 2011
What you describe is totally normal! A few months ago I too had a 15 month old who was nursing all night long. If she slept for an hour without my breast in her mouth it was a miracle!
There is a really good article that describes how to nnight wean when you are bed sharing with your toddler. It does not involve leaving your toddler to "cry it out", it tells you how to gradually transition them to sleeping on their own, in your bed.
Sleep, Changing Patterns In The Family Bed: http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html
I used this method with my DD at 18 months. She is now 23 months and sleeps in her own crib from 7:30pm-4:30 am, then she comes in bed with my and nurses/sleeps form 4:30-7am.
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