There are a couple issues that I NEED to address with my 17 month old - who nurses and cosleeps.
-Sleep - we aren't getting any. He nurses all night long. We tried to start the process of night-weaning, my husband taking over the night shift and sleeping in different beds. But, my son is obstinate. He SCREAMS...even in arms. My husband walks and paces with him for hours and if he falls asleep, he quickly wakes back up to scream again. We gave up, it just didn't feel right. FWIW, my DH has never been able to put this little guy to sleep, unlike my DD.
-Dental surgery is coming. My sons poor teeth are in such bad shape - he has to have a bunch removed. It breaks my heart, but on a practical note. When the surgery comes, he will not be able to drink anything 12 hours prior to the surgery. IDK how to handle this...there is no way I can NOT nurse him for 12 hours. Someone please say there is a solution here!?
-Nursing TOO much. I want to nurse my kids as long as possible. I'd love it to be at least until 2. But, as it is now I feel like my son is too demanding. He nurses all night, and then he wants to nurse all morning. It is really hard to get him to eat...he just wants to nurse. I would be very happy to nurse him if it was say 3-4 times a day. But, all day long I nurse at his will...or he screams. I am trying to set limits like no nursing in church or when we are shopping, but he is just so willful - screaming and pulling at my clothes. If I don't stop to nurse him, we don't get anything done. How do you control this?