I need help. Since my daughter spontaneously weaned two weeks ago (due to sickness and will no longer take the breast) she has turned into a different child.
She's 20 months old and sleeps in bed with us. She used to wake up crying a few times a night and I would switch sides and let her nurse on the other side and she would fall back to sleep immediately. Now she wakes up about 4 hours after going to sleep and she just screams until she falls back to sleep. We offer food and drink and it just doesn't work.
Also, she has to be walked to sleep in the Ergo which is becoming an issue due to my back problems. We purchased "The No-Cry Sleep Solution" which was a great educational read but it doesn't really guide us on how exactly to switch up her nightly routine to take out the Ergo without making her go crazy.
Her "lovie" is a small freckle/mole on my chest. She started that around 1 year - she would just rub it while she was in the Ergo (I used to do a lot of walking and would carry her in the Ergo for at least 10 hours a day) and she still does it to this day. Since weaning at night when I put her down in bed after she falls asleep in the Ergo she'll only stay down if she can have her hand on my mole for a few minutes until she falls deeper asleep. I can't figure out how to replace it as her lovie. Since weaning (which coincided with a terrible sickness) she has become super clingy to me. She's been better for more than a week now, so it's not residual crappy feelings.
I'm just so lost on what to do and my husband is worrying his head off. If anyone has any help or advice, please let me know.