Since the beginning, I have nursed my daughter to sleep (or some combo of nursing and bouncing). I nurse her fully to sleep and then lay her down. She is going on 18 months and cannot go to sleep on her own. I have read No Cry Sleep Solution and when I remove her from the breast and put her down before she's fully asleep, I can pretty much guarantee that she will wake up 2 hours later and either be up for 2 plus hours or fall back asleep, but then get up every 2 hours through the night. If I nurse her fully to sleep I can usually count on at least four hours before waking (often more like 6) and quick nursing back to sleep. I am hoping, someday, to sleep longer stretches at night and to help her to fall asleep on her own, but I am afraid that as long as I nurse her fully to sleep, this won't happen for a long while.
I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has been through a similar situation... if your child eventually slept longer stretches even while nursing to sleep? (Additional info: Daughter sleeps in crib in the next room. We tried co-sleeping multiple times throughout her infancy without success. We try to keep a routine and bedtime around 7:30. She requires white noise to sleep. She usually nurses to sleep for a 2ish hour long nap during the day.)