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February 27th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Hi ladies, I'm new here! My name is Sarrah, currently nursing my daughter who is a week away from 22 months. She is my fourth baby, I nursed all of them for 19mo. 15mo. and 17mo. respectively. All weaned themselves. My question is how do I get her off? I am all for child led weaning, but she just uses me as a pacifier! I don't sleep well at night (we co sleep), she wants to be on me continuously. She asks for her "boobie" ALL the time, in fact as I type this she is trying to shove my laptop off me to get to her boobie. My breasts are seriously deflated and hurt!! I feel like I am being held hostage and I have ALWAYS loved nursing so much. When I refuse, she screams bloody murder for hours! Please, anyone have any suggestions?
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February 27th, 2011, 05:01 PM
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I have no idea. My DD has been like this lately. Exactly like that. There is a Bfing past one board here that may have some advice for you as well, though the board tends to be a bit slower. Looks like you need to nudge her towards weaning. I am not ready to do that yet, and am hoping this is just a phase.

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February 28th, 2011, 10:28 AM
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Thank you!! I will continue for a bit and try to sleep a bit more separate!
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February 28th, 2011, 10:47 AM
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I cannot say it is easy. I totally know how you feel lately. It is very tiring and yesterday was the first time i was every really fed up with bfing. It is exhausting when they are so demanding. I hear some moms of kid's our DD's ages and they nurse 2-3 times a day. We do that before 10am! LOL. I have recently cut back on her nighttime nursing and it has improved our sleep a lot. I will let her nurse, but after 10 minutes or so, i cut her off and just cuddle with her. She is ok with it about 3/4 of the time, the other 1/4 she cries for a minute or a few minutes, but i am holding her and soothing her the whole time. It has cut down her nighttime nursing sesions just by doing that.
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February 28th, 2011, 02:03 PM
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Have you checked out this link: kellymom.com :: Are you feeling overwhelmed by your child's intense needs?

It's been ages since I read that article so I dont remember exacly what it is about but it popped into my mind when I read your post, maybe something on there is helpful for you.

You could also try to limit her daytime nursing either by distracting her or then by counting or singing something while she nurses. Once that is up her time at the boob is up.
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