I sleep with my nursing DD. She does sometimes have a hard time getting to sleep. But our real issue (MY issue) is her waking up. The pattern is approx.-asleep around 8:30, wake 12:00 and pee and nurse. Then again around 3:00 and then just about every hour until 7:00.
The hardest part is that almost every waking is like this: stir for a couple seconds, sit up and say "mama" in a slightly concerned voice and sometimes crying. I am next to her in bed by the way. FYI she tosses and turn a lot and moves around in the bed (and doesn't wake up).
I am so tired and have a hard time managing life on the worst days. We have worked with Pantley pull-off and that is why she now sleeps for for so many hours in the beginning of the night. I still pull-off but she has to be pretty much asleep before she will stay off nipple (otherwise she grabs on like a little baboon)
I don't know why she wakes the way she does. I don't know how to do the pull-off better in case she wakes so upset becasue she need nipple.