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I have read the entire nightweaning support thread and feel that everyone there is making some sort of progress whereas I am not. My child is two and a half. I have been trying to nightwean her since she was 25 months old. We would have illnesses that set us back, but for the most part I can not physically keep her off of me. I tried the 'nursies go night night" thing which worked extremely well with her older sister who nightweaned right before she turned two. I tried, "We nurse when the sun comes up." I've tried rubbing, snuggling, everything. If I don't nurse her she kicks me, hits me, punches, bites, scratches, headbutts and flails around screaming and wakes the entire house up. I know it may be as simple as maybe she just isn't ready but I am! I have a high stress job and feel that if I got more sleep I would be a happier person during the day. Ava does have a speach delay so I don't know if she grasps the whole concept of nursing when the sun is out. She acts as if she doesn't but on her speech therapy evaluation she functions cognitively at the level of a 3 and a half year old so I am betting she understands the concept of nursing only when the sun comes up she just pretends not to. I don't know if I can deal with the 3 am pawing any more. I'm a light sleeper and can not sleep through a nursing session. I don't know what else do do, perhaps I just need reassurance that one day she will sleep through the night. I just hope it is before she goes to college.