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This is sort of breastfeeding and co-sleeping related.... I just need some encouragement, and to vent a little bit....<br>
I am so tired of nursing all night (it feels like) and my boobs being stepped on/elbowed/used as pillows when DS is trying to wake up or go to sleep, or even when he's just playing in bed with DH and I in the morning.<br>
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE BF and co-sleeping, I'm just sort of ready to get my body back, KWIM? And I know that this is such a short, short, sweet time in my baby's life where he needs his mama, but still, do my boobs need to be abused? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br>
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!<br><br>
Ok, I'm done, at least untill tomorrow morning! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I would like to tell you that it will all get better and they do grow up. I know right now is hard, but in a few years you will look back and laugh and miss those special times. It could be worse. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Your hubby could be abusing your boobs. :LOL
 

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:LOL<br>
thanks!<br>
He tries, believe me, he tries! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br>
I usually don't let him touch my boobs in the morning- they've had enough! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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OOHHHHHHHH, I am feeling the exact same way as you do..............<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to us both...........
 

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I don't know how old your little one is, but I finally had to stop bf at night just because I was going out of my mind. From the beginning, my ds would sleep only 45 min at a time. After a year and a half of never getting more than 45 minutes of sleep, I had had it. It was really hard and he was actually about 2 before I really was able to sleep peacefully. Now the only time we bf in the night is if he's sick. We always nurse before he falls asleep, but then we just cuddle up the rest of the night. He does toss and turn and kick me in the head, stomach and chest still. (He's 3) I've learned to push him over to dh and put a pillow between us. This usually works and my dh thinks it is so sweet that ds cuddles up to him instead. Everybody's happy and everybody sleeps. I love bf and co-sleeping, but at some point you the SLEEP part of it needs to come into play.<br><br>
Hope this helps. Good luck!!!
 

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I am so sorry that you are having rough nights! I hope it gets better. How old is your DS?
 

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Just remember, "This too shall pass."
 

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Do you promise? Sometimes, I have my doubts.<br><br>
My 32 month old nurses to sleep and nurses about 2-5 times at night. I'm not sure I can do child-led-weaning... I think I want to gently wean him by the time he's about 4. I'm debating whether to nightwean him this summer...I don't hate nursing him at night. I just am thinking it might be easier to wean him at age 4, if he's already nightweaned. Or should I just wait until next summer and wean him then. His birthday is in August (not that this is an exact deadline). I can nightwean him in May and then have 4-5 months to wean him completely.<br><br>
What should I do? What should I do?<br><br>
Help help help.<br><br>
Dina<br><br>
P.S-I dread the idea of nightweaning. Do you think it is okay to try it one night...see how it goes and then if it is horrible, let him nurse at night the next night. OR is that giving him the wrong message?
 

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I chose to night wean altogether, just because that's what I needed to do. I almost never nurse at night unless he is sick and I feel like it's my "medicine chest"! At first though, I wouldn't let him nurse in the middle of the night at all just to avoid confusion. Now we can do it on occasion and he doesn't get confused.<br><br>
I try to take the bf thing a year at a time. Now that he's 3, I can see nursing to 4. Once 4 gets here, I'll see how it's going. Who knows? He may decide to stop before then, although I think he'd truly nurse until college if he could!! LOL! I don't think anything is going to make weaning easy. I tried it once and we were both so sad, I couldn't continue. After 3 days of (both of us) crying, I finally decided to go back to our bedtime routine and nurse him to sleep.<br><br>
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"This too shall pass" is my mantra! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce"><br><br>
Thanks for all of the encouragement! You mamas are so great!<br>
But, sheesh, you all have older children- mine's only eight months! Oh no! What have I gotten myself into!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
Seriously, tho- he is younger than most of your babies- so why am I alredy getting tired of the night time abuse? hmmmmm...... that's something to ponder.<br>
I've read up on nightweaning, and it sounds lovely, but I also read that it's not recomended before one year. So I'm holding off, but still trying to nurse more during the day, to cuddle more at night, etc...<br><br>
Thanks mamas!
 
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