My 14 mth old gets up every two hours to nurse at night. I feel like I still have a new born in the house! He goes down by 8:30pm and like clockwork is up every two hours until I put him in his crib around 6-6:30am where he will sleep for about an hour by himself. I nurse him before bed and he goes down fine in his own crib. After that, if I don't get him or bring him into bed with me at the two hour mark, he screams like someone is abusing him - waking up my 3 yr old.
I don't mind nursing - I still want to nurse him during the day when he wants to, nap time, and before bed. But the lack of sleep is killing me. A 14 mth old doesn't need to be nursing every two hourse at night still right? And no, he is not teething and this is not a growth spurt - its worse when that happens.
What do you advise on nightweaning a toddler? Is my only solution to let him scream and cry while my DH tries to comfort him back to sleep? Should I have my DH try to get him back down in his own crib, or is it better for me to bring him into my bed and just keep telling him no milk throughout the night?
ETA: And not only does he want to nure every two hours, he wants to nurse on both sides before he will fall alseep again. And alot of the time he uses me as a pacifier even after he's fallen asleep.