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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
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my 3-1/2-year-old son wants to nurse soooooo much more often since the baby was born 5 months ago -- and now he wakes 2-3 times per night to nurse, when before he usually slept all night. It's also complicated by him occassionally wetting the family bed, and sometimes also the other family bed in the next room!
I also find it irritating (physically and emotionally) to nurse him most of the time... but he really seems to need it, and sometimes gets so upset if I ask him to stop.
When I was pregnant, it was very painful to nurse, and we cut down to twice per day (nap & bedtime) and he didn't seem to mind too much, probably because I didn't have much milk...
How can I reduce the number of nursings without causing major tantrums and me feeling awful?