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I recently nightweaned my 2.5 y.o. b/c I'm pregnant & due w/ #2 in June. I started by telling her 4 or so nights before that we were going to let mommy's breasts sleep and that we would nurse before we went to bed and when the sun wakes us up. It has surprised me, but she's done pretty well. Now, the last few days, she's been waking me at 6am (sunrise) and staying attached until we get up, which is no fun for me, but at least it's not all night long.
Perhaps, if you prepare your ds for the changes, he may handle it better? I know that tehre were a few times before we started this that in the middle of the night I decided I couldnt' take it and she would scream and be up for hours. This hasn't happened since we agreed to "let mommy's breasts sleep." Now, this phrase may not work for you b/c your ds knows the baby is going to nurse at night, but you could probably come up w/ something.
Good luck, sleep deprivation is very difficult and I hope that things get better for you soon.
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