I've read NCSS but the pull off just doesn't work for me. DD is vey sensitive/intense/high needs and immediately starts crying as soon as I unlatch her if she is not completely asleep and if I keep trying she'll just get more and more worked up and will become more difficult to get back to sleep. I've also tried getting her attached to a lovey with no luck.
I don't know how to break this habit that I've formed. I don't mind night nusing but I feel like she would sleep better if she didn't need to nurse every time she stirred and if she could sleep longer stretches. Plus I'm worried about what will happen if I ever need to be away from her or unable to nurse for a short time. I just had a bad breast infection that recurred and the Dr. almost hospitalized me for a few days of antibiotics but, luckily, she let me try another round at home first. I'm a SAHM and DD is VERY attached to me. I went out for two hours one night a few weeks ago and DH said she cried almost the entire time I was gone and when I got home she was wimpering in DH's arms...it was SO sad. So getting DH to put her down probably won't work either (she LOVES DH as long as I'm around too, especially at night).
What worked for other moms out there? Anyone had any luck introducing a pacifier to an older baby? DD usually just spits them out when I've tried in the past. Sorry this is so long and thanks in advance for any ideas or advice.