We're out of town on business with DH and the four of us are sharing a lumpy king-sized bed in the furnished apartment his company rented for us. I've gotten maybe three hours of sleep every night since we came here in March. DD nurses several times a night and constantly wakes me up so I can re-latch her. The bed is awful enough but nursing her for hours without a break on it is just too much.
I love nursing her during the day, even though she bites and claws me, but the night nursing is making me feel crazy. I'm so sleep-deprived and touched out that I've come to dread bedtime and that moment when I have to crawl under the covers with my baby and start the hours of nipple torture and exhaustion.
Is there any reason I shouldn't night wean her? I plan to keep nursing when we're not in bed. I just can't do this at night anymore. I mean, I can, but I really don't want to. She eats solids like a champ--definitely more than just exploration, way more than DS did at this age--and I know I can adequately supplement her nutritional needs with solid food.
Sorry if this should be in Breastfeeding Challenges, by the way. It's not really a challenge for me, because I know I can easily night wean her. I'm just wondering if it might be a bad idea since I want to continue the nursing relationship during the day.