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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?
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.
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.