Still nursing? - Page 2
I'm trying really hard to night wean my 22 mth old, but he literally would nurse all night long if I let him. If he detaches from my nipple at all while sleeping he wakes up and is contantly wanting "the other side". He starts off in his bed just fine but even if its a rare chance he sleeps through the night, he's up by 4am and wants to constantly nurse until 6:30am when I get up for work. Its so frustrating. I just don't think he is ready to wean...but I am!
Any suggestions on night weaning?
I am trying to hang in there and stay positive. I tandemed with her two older brothers, but my barely 3 yo boy (at the time) weaned when I was pg with my girl, and he didn't go back to nursing after the birth, as I thought he would. So, I am hoping Lucie will hang tough so that I can continue to nurse her with e baby.
I must say, though, sometimes I want to run away screaming! Lol
Cheers to all you nursing moms!
Yeah. Nursing here is getting rough and sometimes I doubt that I'm getting enough calories to both nurse and be pregnant. I'm eating way more junk food than I should so I'm sure that helps a little. We are really pushing sippy cups of milk but sometimes he pushes it away and just wants momma milk.
I am nursing my 20 month old while pregnant and have some rough days lately. It really helps that I work FT and he's away from the boobs! The weekends are tougher. Mostly the worst phases are when DS is getting teeth and he wants to nurse constantly and pitches a royal fit if I don't let him nurse all day and night long. Lately he's been a bit better. It still hurts to nurse but not as much as it did last month! He will not drink milk from a sippy (only from a bottle, which I refuse to give him anymore), but I may try a sippy with a straw and see how that goes- he seems to like the one his little friend has. My supply has tanked lately so I worry that he is hungry and all he ever wants to eat at home is fruit and crackers I'm overwhelmed by the thought of tandem nursing but will do so over forcing a cold-turkey wean on DS. Over the next 6 months I'm going to try my best to slowly push him towards weaning...we'll see how it goes!
I agree. Don't cold turkey wean! I did that with my 2nd because I had so much pressure to stop nursing her. I think it had a strong impact on her the way I did it. If you can slowly wean great, if that is what is best for you. That's what I'm working on myself. I know many women who can tandem and enjoy it, but I don't.