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My baby is 22 months old and still nursing strong. I see nothing wrong with this except my lack of sleep. I am so freaking tired all the time I just want some sleep. She wakes me up what feels like a hundred times a night. Why, I dont get it. And during the day she nurses a hundred more times. I guess I thought it would slow down at some point but it hasnt. I love nursing and I dont want it to stop but I do need a break from it at night. I even thought about sleeping on the couch. I used to work third shift and my husband swears that she never woke up, we co sleep so I would think he would have known. Sorry for all the ranting. Is this going on for other people and how do you deal with it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Hi Tabitha.<br><br>
Our children must be twins. I am going through exactly the same thing with my 23 month old. She's cluster nursing every night between 1 and 5 am. Which sucks because my alarm clock goes off at 5:30. She does fine without nursing on the days I'm at work (4 days a week) but whenever I'm home, she wants to be on the boob ALL THE TIME. What's worse is that she bites and she's bitten me so hard that I've bled a few times. She knows better but still bites when she's in a bad mood or cranky.<br><br>
I'm exhausted and at my wit's end. I feel your pain. Hey, at least you know you're not alone in this, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It's OK to set some limits on nursing- even if it's just "I don't feel like nursing this minute" or "you've already nursed in the past half hour so I don't want to right now."<br><br>
Setting limits at night is harder.<br><br>
Could your baby be teething right now? Those molars are really uncomfortable when they come in!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi Tabitha.<br><br>
Our children must be twins. I am going through exactly the same thing with my 23 month old. She's cluster nursing every night between 1 and 5 am. Which sucks because my alarm clock goes off at 5:30. She does fine without nursing on the days I'm at work (4 days a week) but whenever I'm home, she wants to be on the boob ALL THE TIME. What's worse is that she bites and she's bitten me so hard that I've bled a few times. She knows better but still bites when she's in a bad mood or cranky.<br><br>
I'm exhausted and at my wit's end. I feel your pain. Hey, at least you know you're not alone in this, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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It does help to know im not alone. My little girl doesnt bite thank god. What she does do is nurse for huge amounts of time at a setting. Like at night, she may nurse for 30min up to an hour and the whole time I cant sleep and then my nipples become annoyed. When I try to tell her no not right now she freaks out and acts like im killing her. Shes really sweet most of the time but if she wants her boobie she is gonna get it lol. I am not ready to give it up all together though.
 

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So she sleeps all night when you're not there? I know when I set limits on nursing my ds, then I liked it again. Why not try sleeping in another room if it will help you since she doesn't seem bothered by skipping her night nursing?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So she sleeps all night when you're not there? I know when I set limits on nursing my ds, then I liked it again. Why not try sleeping in another room if it will help you since she doesn't seem bothered by skipping her night nursing?</div>
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I have considered this because I really do need some sleep, or atleast for a couple of days so I can catch up.
 
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