My daughter will be three in February, and she nurses herself to sleep at night, as well as occasionally nursing during the night.
Right now I'm feeling exhausted by our nursing relationship. But in all honesty, it's more than that. We are having a really rough time with nights and going to sleep - two hours of crying, nursing, etc. is not uncommon.
I'm really feeling like my husband and I need a night away, just the two of us. But I'm worried about having that first night away from our daughter. Will it be an awful, traumatic experience for both her and the grandparents? Will it mean the end of nursing because my milk will be gone? Will leaving for a night make her feel abandoned and undo everything I've worked so hard to build over the last three years?
How have other people handled the need for "couple-time", with nursing demands? Any advice?