My son will be 2 in early Nov. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant. I want to night wean him sooo badly. He doesn't nurse at all during the day, but I nurse him to bed. He goes to sleep fine in his own toddler bed, but will wake several times in the night for milk and to come into my bed. I do not want to be pregnant with a kicking toddler in my bed (he moves alot & kicks while sleeping). I'm already at the point where I'm uncomfortable in our queen sized bed with just me and my DH, adding in my 2yr old means no sleep for me at all. Plus, he uses me more like a pacifier I feel. If he's in my bed, he must be latched on. If I move, try to turn, or get up to go to the bathroom - he wakes up and screams and cry until I come back and promptly put my nipple back in his mouth.
Last two nights I've tried night weaning him. I still nursed him to bed and he was asleep within 5 min in his own bed. After that when he woke up I would rock him, sing, pat his back, offer a binky & water but no milk even if he asked. He screamed, cried, kicked me, clawed at me, slapped me, etc. Is that normal? Honestly I got pretty beat up and I'm exhausted from 2 nights of no sleep. I did not give in to the night milk, but I did give him milk in the morning when he woke up - which is fine with me. I need him sleeping through the night but milk before bed and in the morning is okay with me.
I guess I need either some advice on how to night wean or just reassurance it does get better? I'm at my wits end because I can count on my ONE hand the number of times he has ever slept through the night.