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My name is Chris, mom of 5 and if I had known the joys of nursing past a year I would have done it before now. Jakey is 14 mo old and nurses more now than actually at a year. The only problem we have, and I dont really consider is a "Problem" is that he wants to nurse nonstop at night, and if I try to give him a paci or just snuggle he gets so mad, head butts, pulls my shirt and whines. My nipples are so sore, his latch is great never had a problem there its just the sheer time with him attatched. I can set the clock on him waking up, nursing for 20 min, finally turning over(we co-sleep too) then in about 15 mins he is back for more. I even tried turning over he just pulls at my shirt until he gets to the boobs..lol<br>
Any advice would be great as I havent slept more than 2 hours at a time in over 2 years<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><br>
I may have to stop nursing soon for medical reasons for myself, but I hope to continue until he wants to stop. We will see!<br>
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Has he always nursed so much at night or is this a new thing?<br>
If it's new, it could be teething or just a phase. When they start learning new things or get a little more independent (around 1) they can be more demanding with the nursing, especially at night.<br><br>
Glad to hear you're enjoying nursing longer. There are so many wonderful things about it.
 

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He has always nursed more at night, but this is newer in the last month or so. He increased nursing in the day also. I have thought about night weaning but he is so young I dont really want to do that I just want to try to get him to sleep longer than 15 mins at a time
 

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Check his molars. My 14 m.o.'s molars have been comming in over the last 2 months. They can be easy to miss when they first break through because they are hard to see. It won't help your poor nipples, but if you can find a "reason" it might help you endure! Good Luck!
 
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