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No Cry Sleep Solution did have some helpful suggestions about this.

With our ds -- at about 18 mos, I started nursing him "almost" to sleep -- and then breaking his suction when he was very drowsy. If he cried, I popped him back on. After a few days of that, I started warning him when he got very drowsy by saying, "2 more minutes and then we stop nursing and just rock." I gradually moved toward finishing our nursing session in a more awake phase. It took about 2 weeks, maybe a little more -- and then he was nursing, popping off, and falling asleep separately from nursing. Then I started nursing and laying him down awake, sitting beside him and patting him. At 3 yo, I still need to be in the room when goes to sleep, but its much easier.

Another thing that helped was letting DH do the bedtime routine with him every other day. Or sometimes take over for me after the nursing part was done.
 
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