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Hi, my 30 month old sleeps in the bed with my husband and me. She has been asking to have her own bed in her own room. Right now, this is not possible for us (financial and space reasons), although part of me would love it. I do not sleep at night as she kicks me constantly.<br><br>
She just asks to nurse but it lasts not even 2 minutes -- maybe just 1 min. It is usually uncomfortable -- whatever she is doing. I tell her -- she rolls over and usually drifts off after talking quietly to herself for awhile.<br><br>
I am the only one who can usually get her to sleep. My husband is not able to enforce a bedtime, so if I need to go out at night -- she is always still awake and cranky the next day.<br><br>
How do I know when or how to wean? I am in no rush to do so -- but have considered it for health reasons. I no longer get a period -- did any of you have this happen?<br><br>
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Are you just wanting to night wean? I haven't gotten to that point yet but my lo does sleep in her own room at night. I go and get her and nurse her and then either leave her with us:if she'll go back to sleep or take her back to her bed. I do this at least once a nigth and sometimes twice. If she weren't in your bed maybe you could nurse her only when she really needed it. My dd actually sleeps MUCH better on her own and sometimes she doesn't even NEED to nurse. I do get her because I'm battling her to nurse during the day so I JUMP at the chance to GET to nurse her in the night<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> LOL Good luck, sorry if I was NO help but I thought I'd try!!
 

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Is there space in your room for a small bed for her? We moved DD's bed against the wall instead of against our bed; then moved her to a twin bed in the other half of our room; then when we carpetted and were rearranging the house, into her own room. During these times, she was still nursing, tapering down, though rarely at night.<br><br>
Co-sleeping is not required for sustaining nursing. Night nursing isn't required either.<br><br>
Everyone getting enough sleep at night is though. I think your DH needs to put some effort into coming up with a way to settle her and get her tucked in. My DH used to tell DD stories, the way he had with DS (drew from The Oddessey and The Hobbit and the standard fairytale cliches for inspiration).<br>
Reading stories works too for those who aren't confident in their "making up a story" skills.
 

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Moving to breastfeeding beyond infancy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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