my 3.5yo nurses to sleep, and even though he's not really drinking anymore, he isn't showing any signs of giving it up- on the contrary, he seems to suck with more determination than ever. i feel like the diminished supply has led to a lot more night-waking, since he hasn't been falling asleep on a full belly, so i've been trying to give him a drink of water at night before bedtime.
i'm just so thankful that nursing hasn't been as painful as it was in my last 2 pregnancies. i would be in tears each night, it hurt so badly. it's certainly uncomfortable, but for now, i'm still really grateful to have the connection with him. we'll see how i feel down the road!