Hi Kimberly, a couple of things that have helped us are:
1. I don't nurse dd to sleep, I nurse her, then when she slows/nods off, take the nipple out. I do this at nap & bed time. Sometimes she's awake for a couple of minutes, sometimes longer, but she ususally just hangs out for a few minutes, then closes her eyes & goes to sleep. I started this a few months ago & it's helped.
2. when she nurses in the night, after a few minutes & she starts to nod off, I take the nipple out, pull the pj top down & roll over. That way there's no temptation. Sometimes she fusses for a second, but mostly she just goes right back to sleep. Sometimes she'll fuss for a minute or two, but it's rare.