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MY DS is waking 5-6 times a night to nurse and its really wearing on me. I suffer from adrenal exhaustion and I am not getting much more than a couple hours of sleep a night between DS waking me up to nurse. We've tried having him sleep next to DH to see maybe if not being next to me would cut down the nursing sessions but its not. I've been sick now for almost a month with strep and I can't heal because I am not able to get any sleep. Can anyone please help and exhausted and sick mommy?
 

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My DD nursed all night long like that. I was considering night-weaning but I didn't have energy to even do it. However, when DD got her final set of molars in right around 23 months, she started nursing only 2-3 times per night instead of 5-7 times.<br><br>
Is your DS teething? Those two-year molars can really be hard on everyone! If that's what's going on, I guess I'd just suggest that you get some homeopathic remedy for teething pain for him. Also, massage his gums.<br><br>
Can someone give you a break so you can take a nap or something for like 4-5 hours straight? Maybe have Dad or someone take DS out to the park or a kids museum or something while you get some sleep? At that age, I think he should be able to be away from you for a few hours during the day while he's preoccupied with fun stuff to do. But if he's near you, he'll probably want to nurse. At least, that's been my experience.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to you. I hope you are able to get some sleep so you can heal up. Maybe some extra snuggle time with DS during the day could help too, if he's feeling "pushed away" by you being sick and not able to care for him as well as he's used to. (I just went through this with DD who is 3-1/2 yrs. while I had pneumonia. It was really hard. I feel for you, mama.)
 

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DS 27 months just went through that not to long ago..he too was getting his molars...the key is to nap when he does during the day..if you can. It does get better...co-sleeping helps me get more sleep..but for some reason i can't seem to sleep while he is bf...so i feel your sleepless with you. Hang in their it does get better..
 
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