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Mamas please help,<br><br>
DD is a year old and I love breastfeeding her. I can't imagine a day coming when I will want to wean her. That being said, I would love to nightwean. I would still love to nurse her to sleep but I am so tired of being a human paci. She falls asleep everynight in the ergo but upon her first waking needs to have the boob in her mouth....from then on she needs to have the nipple in her mouth to sleep. So, is there a way to stop this?? Would this be considered night weaning?? She never actually eats during the night...just that light suck/flutter thing, but she knows the instant I try to remove my nipple. I daydream about sleeping on my belly again or at least flat on my back. How much longer can I sleep sideways with a baby attached to my chest??
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> mama! sleep deprivation totally sucks. I was right there with you for sooo long, until we decided to nightwean my DS at 18 months old. He had tooth decay, I was newly pregnant, and he had been waking on average every hour to nurse his entire life.. and he began doing what you described with the constant comfort sucking for hours at night. I was DONE. We used the Jay Gordon nightweaning plan (you can google) but took it a little slower. There were very few tears, mainly just a little fussing, and he started SLEEPING! About a month after the nightweaning we moved him to his own bed and had DH take over nighttime. He now sleeps consistent 7-8 hour stretches 90% of nights! We probably would have continued cosleeping if I wasn't pregnant, but there is no way I can cosleep with two, and I wanted DS to be used to his own bed long before the baby came.<br><br>
Have you read <i>The No Cry SLeep Solution</i> and <i>Sleepless In America</i>? Both of these books will help you a lot. SIA gives you ideas of how to structure your day to help nighttime sleep.
 
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