Not sure where this post belongs...... breastfeeding challenges, nighttime parenting, etc., but here goes:
My one year old cannot fall asleep or stay asleep for longer than 45 minutes during the day or 2 hours at night without nursing (we cosleep and she naps in our bed.) I love nursing and don't think weaning is the answer, but am about at my wits end with the constant round-the-clock breast fest. She wakes up rooting and quickly melts down if my nipple is not within easy reach. She was taking a pacifier, but won't have anything to do with it now.
Will this end on her own timing (will she grow out of it?) and, if so, when? I can't go on much longer like this if the end is not in sight.
Are there things I can do to encourage her to not need me and my breast to stay asleep?
I assumed that teething was part of her frequent wakings, but after 5 months of this situation, I think I should start looking elsewhere for reasons. I'm beginning to think I did something wrong.... Nothing like an unhappy baby and lack of sleep to take a blow at mommy's confidence and ego.
Thanks for your help.