Strange request, I realize. But my daughter has never had a bottle and she's always been a boob fiend. I'm now pregnant and pretty sure I'm not going to be up for tandem nursing for several reasons. However, my daughter has never fallen asleep, or fallen back to sleep, without a breast in her mouth. She's also super high energy and I just cannot imagine how she will wind down enough to sleep without sucking... As it is she is not a big fan of sleep. So I'm considering starting her on a bottle and slowly swapping breast out for bottle (with cuddles and skin to skin) over the pregnancy. It's not going well so far!
This is further complicated by the fact that we've used an SNS to supplement since she was born due to low supply (one of the reasons I'm hesitant to tandem nurse this time around). So I don't have much hope that lowered supply or change in taste of the milk in pregnancy will encourage her to wean naturally.
I've tried a few gentle attempts at night weaning recently bc I'm so sore and she gets hysterical and violent in a way that I've never seen in her, and it's heartbreaking. I don't know what to try next.
Any suggestions? Have you ever heard of starting a toddler on a bottle successfully?