Originally Posted by JkFelix
My Lu is almost 8 months old and she still uses my breast to soothe herself to sleep! Does it end? Anyone know how to wean her off of it?
You really don't need to wean her off of it, she will do it herself as she becomes developmentally able to utilize other soothing methods to get to sleep. Consider nursing to sleep an incredible tool built in by nature.
You can start introducing other positive sleep associations with a bedtime routine, and as she becomes able she will be soothed by them as much as and then instead of the breast, gradually. The pp is correct in saying that most kids fall asleep with other soothing methods sometime between 2 and 3.
I chose to use nursing to sleep as a tool, I'll go find the thread where I posted our story about how it turned out -