I need to night wean my 14 mo old. I just found out I am pregnant. I get Hyperemesis gravidarum and will need to take medication that makes me very drowsy, and is not safe for breast feeding (L4 according to Dr Hales) the half-life is such that if I take the meds before bed, it should be safe to nurse during the day. I must start taking this medicine as soon as possible, Hyperemesis can be life threatening for me and the baby. I'm trying to night wean my daughter, and so far it's been 3 nights of screaming in my arms for hours. I've explained that my breasts are sleeping, I've offered snacks, snuggles, juice, water, and cows milk. She just keeps screaming. It's breaking my heart, but the sooner I get on this medicine, the safer I will be.
DH cannot help with a crying baby at night during the week because of work, and I am at a loss how to help her.
Any thoughts or advice? I wish I had the time to do this slowly over time, but as soon as I start throwing up, (which could happen any day) I MUST start taking the medication, and it makes me so drowsy, she will likely end up crying it out, because I won't wake up.
if she can sleep through the night without crying, DH can co-sleep with her, but only if he's able to get the sleep required for work.Edited by kungfumoose - 6/10/13 at 11:51pm