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post #41 of 73
Yep, my 2 yo still nurses several times a night.
post #42 of 73
Had to bump this.

DS has started to move from his first chunk being 2-3 hours to being 3-4 hours and even occasionally 5!!!

It's really amazing to "see" the change.
post #43 of 73
TIRED! me too! I think we're down to nursing 3-4 times a night!
post #44 of 73
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Originally Posted by UrbanPlanter
TIRED! me too! I think we're down to nursing 3-4 times a night!


Maybe we will get "there" before DS turns 4.
post #45 of 73
I keep thinking I'm gonna revive that thread I had about ds sleeping for 4-5 hours, but it hasn't happened on a consistent basis.

Last night he fell asleep without nursing (bc I was working the one night a week I work) so he nursed at around 4 or 5 pm and then not again until he woke up at 1:30am!

Then he slept until around 4:30am and nursed again, and then nursed again at 5:30 or 6am and then of course between 7 & 8 am; maybe he was practically continuously nursing from 5:30-8, but that's the morning rush, right?

I feel like I might be pushing him too much during the day, or maybe we've just been more active with the nice weather, bc now he often goes for many hours without nursing (if we are not at home). On Sunday he went from 8am to 8pm, or maybe a little longer than that!!! But Monday he nursed much more often during the day bc we were home.

Anyway, YAY! for you Tired
We're getting closer.................
post #46 of 73
Oh, so grateful for this thread....

DS will be 3 next week. He nurses down to sleep at night , and stirs usually 1-2 times to drink. Then "nursers" first thing when he wakes up. Usually nurses to nap (doesn't always work - arrrgh. I get all relaxed and then he pops up like a prarie dog from the pillows and scurries off the bed.)

I'm the only one in my neighborhood/group who is nursing a toddler, so this thread is a relief.

Thanks.
post #47 of 73
My DS usually goes to bed between 10 and 11 pm and falls asleep while nursing. His next feed usually is in the morning around 6 am - good hour and a half after the DD has nursed. Often he sleeps early (say around 9pm) and without nursing. On such occasions, he nurses (like a hungry lion) at mid-night (we have family-bed).
uzra
post #48 of 73
My DS (29 months) usually goes to bed between 10 and 11 pm and falls asleep while nursing. His next feed usually is in the morning around 6 am - good hour and a half after the DD has nursed. Often he sleeps early (say around 9pm) and without nursing. On such occasions, he nurses (like a hungry lion) at mid-night (we have family-bed).
uzra
post #49 of 73
Yeah. Irregularly, though. About two or three months ago the regular in-the-middle-of-the-night stuff ended.

He still nurses to sleep (along with the baby ) and then usually doesn't nurse again till, oh, 4am or so he'll kvetch and want to nurse. Or sometimes will just crawl over and start nursing without the kvetching part. Family bed is helpful that way, ya' know? :LOL

He's b'H 3yo, BTW.






ETA I have no idea why the /size thing is working funny on that b'H
post #50 of 73
want does b'H mean?
post #51 of 73
My 3-year-old just recently stopped nursing at night. And honestly I'm kind of relieved- it was killing me.
post #52 of 73
Ds- 3 yrs and 4 mos. is still a frequent night nurser. Last night he was on and off all night and I could not move this morning. He usually nurses every hour - with a stretch of three hours of deep sleep between 8-11pm then all night nursing, then an hour sleep before dawn and a marathon morning nurse.

I hope he slows down soon- I am so tired. It has impacted every area of my life.

I am committed to CLW because of his allergies- I know it is best for him but it is doing me in. I don't get prolactin relaxation because he's a "gnawer/chewer" and I get random chomps so nursing puts me on adrenilin.
post #53 of 73
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Originally Posted by arismommy
want does b'H mean?
with God's help.
post #54 of 73
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Originally Posted by MamaMonica
Ds- 3 yrs and 4 mos. is still a frequent night nurser. Last night he was on and off all night and I could not move this morning. He usually nurses every hour - with a stretch of three hours of deep sleep between 8-11pm then all night nursing, then an hour sleep before dawn and a marathon morning nurse.

I hope he slows down soon- I am so tired. It has impacted every area of my life.

I am committed to CLW because of his allergies- I know it is best for him but it is doing me in. I don't get prolactin relaxation because he's a "gnawer/chewer" and I get random chomps so nursing puts me on adrenilin.
I am beginning to think there is hope even for people like "us" (who's every hour nurser is not 6 months, or 18 months, but over 3).

DS went ALMOST 5 HOURS!!! Now, has totally screwed with *my* sleep (if I get over 4 hours in a row then I have a really hard time falling back to sleep) but it's getting better.

At 3 he was doing the every 1-2 hours thing.
Then he went to 2-3 around 3.5.
Now he is going 3-4 for his first big sleep consistently. And then 2-3 for the rest.
I CAN SEE THE LIGHT!!!!
I had partially decided to myself that if he wasn't going 5 hours by 4 years I would consider doing "something." With almost 3 months to go, I think we just might make it
post #55 of 73
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Originally Posted by TiredX2
I am beginning to think there is hope even for people like "us" (who's every hour nurser is not 6 months, or 18 months, but over 3).

DS went ALMOST 5 HOURS!!! Now, has totally screwed with *my* sleep (if I get over 4 hours in a row then I have a really hard time falling back to sleep) but it's getting better.

At 3 he was doing the every 1-2 hours thing.
Then he went to 2-3 around 3.5.
Now he is going 3-4 for his first big sleep consistently. And then 2-3 for the rest.
I CAN SEE THE LIGHT!!!!
I had partially decided to myself that if he wasn't going 5 hours by 4 years I would consider doing "something." With almost 3 months to go, I think we just might make it
Tired, you give me hope! That is wonderful that he went 5 hours. Thanks for posting that.
post #56 of 73
MamaMonica & Tired, I am right in between where you both are :LOL

DS is finally sleeping more than 1-2 hour stretches sometimes, but he still does that 3 hour morning marathon...

OY OY OY!

But I see the light, and I'm second in place after Tired

We're almost there, mamas!!!

post #57 of 73
My Haley, who will be 3 in a week and a half, nurses twice a night on average. She's my third nursling and has nursed at night for far longer than her older brothers did! I figure I'll be waking up many more times per night to nurse her little brother or sister in a few months, so this is nothing! :LOL
post #58 of 73
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Originally Posted by UrbanPlanter
We're almost there, mamas!!!

We'll need to have a party when we get there!
post #59 of 73
I thought I'd post since I haven't even been to bed yet and my dd has been up to nurse once already!
She has had phases of less night nursing, and has even slept through the night for a whole week on 3 separate occasions, but for the most part she's still nursing 1-2 times during the night, and then again in the early morning (5-6 am)
A week ago or so was the 3rd time she slept through for a whole week. However, since she turned 2 a week ago, she's been up more to nurse at night. At the same time, she has suddenly started to turn me down in the daytime sometimes - which has been a huge shock. Previously, she'd give up anything to nurse, but lately she's been saying "I don't want to nursie now, I play blocks" or whatever. Man, it's hard to be rejected in favor of a toy!
Sunday, she was nursing while everyone was getting ready to go to the pool which is something she loves. Dh said to her "Do you want to go swim-swim?" and she nodded vigorouly without unlatching (yeah, thanks dh) He asked her a couple times and she'd nod away. Finally, he said "Do you want to stop nursing to go swim-swim?" and he got a very emphatic "Unh-uh" and her shaking her head. So at least I'm still wanted!
It's been long enough that I've had several nights of uninterrupted sleep (my job also wakes me fairly frequently at night) that her sleeping through was sort of nice. But on the other hand I got terrible pangs of regret and loss looking at her sleeping away like a big girl. And sure enough, soon she was up again at night.
post #60 of 73
I have to agree with the method of a previous poster (dukeswalker) who said her noo noo's went to sleep and got up in the am....I have done something similar with my now 26 mo dd. She will nurse anywhere from 1-3 times at night and I am going to let her call the shots since we also co-sleep. I find that she nurses more during the night in times of stress or sickness....
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