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September 15th, 2008, 09:05 PM
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My baby is 7 months old and I've been nursing her to sleep every night. The comments are starting. Not that I care what anyone thinks. Im curious as to when your LO's stopped and if they still are. I just know that the first time she doesnt I wont get any sleep waiting for her to wake up any minute. Im not sure if they are "supposed" to stop at some point or if it goes hand in hand with self weaning.
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September 15th, 2008, 09:43 PM
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Mine still nurses to sleep.

After Liam self weaned I still had to rock him to sleep for a few months before we got to the point where I could just lay him down.
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September 16th, 2008, 06:18 AM
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Coral is 18 months and she still nurses to sleep. However, she has figured out that milky puts her to sleep, so she has started refusing to nurse in the evenings because she doesn't want to go to bed!
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September 16th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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^Coral!

We still nurse to sleep here for naps and bedtime.
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September 16th, 2008, 01:53 PM
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great, thx
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September 18th, 2008, 07:29 AM
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I have always said you do what works best for you!!! I nursed both my kids to bed and for naps for 15 months. That is what worked best for me. They would not cry and they would go to bed very fast. I was willing to do it and don’t let anyone discourage you from what you think is the best way to put your baby to sleep. Everyone’s child is different and if this is what your child likes and your okay with it then keep doing it!!! They are only little for a short time and if this makes both of you happy then why change it!!!
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September 18th, 2008, 08:28 PM
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I still nurse my son to sleep. He turned 1 yesterday.
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September 18th, 2008, 10:41 PM
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My almost 20 month old still nurses to sleep............. BUT he can sleep without nursing if someone else puts him down (he doesn't give a fight), but that's our special thing. It's awesome
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September 19th, 2008, 08:26 AM
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September 19th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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Dylan still nurses to sleep... He can got to sleep without it, but it is more difficult if I am trying to get him to sleep... DH can do it with few problems... I am in no hurry to stop...
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September 19th, 2008, 02:32 PM
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Ds still nurses to sleep most of the time, but not always. I figure if I wasn't "supposed" to nurse him to sleep - breastmilk wouldn't contain sleep-encouraging hormones.... I have honestly never encouraged him to not nurse to sleep - I figure he will give it up in time whether I push it or not & it seems like slowly but surely he is more & more falling asleep without it - maybe right now it is only 10-20% of the time - but it's still on the rise...and I bet within a year he will have not a single issue with falling asleep on his own without nursing.
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September 19th, 2008, 06:33 PM
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Coral is 18 months and she still nurses to sleep. However, she has figured out that milky puts her to sleep, so she has started refusing to nurse in the evenings because she doesn't want to go to bed! [/b]
Jack does this too. After bath he tries to see how long he can hold out and not sit with me and not nurse becuase he knows what comes next. LOL.

But yeah we still nurse to sleep for naps and bedtime.
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September 20th, 2008, 10:08 AM
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Marilyn still nurses to sleep 90% of the time. When someone else puts her to bed though I don't know what they do.
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September 20th, 2008, 04:18 PM
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we still nurse to sleep.. Its easy and it works for us if it works for you why stop or worry kwim?
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September 21st, 2008, 11:33 AM
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Kailey nursed to sleep up until we weaned (15mths).
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September 21st, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Hey, haven't been here in a while but wanted to say hey again and answer a few posts.

Christopher still nurses to sleep every night and every nap that we are together. He is 22 months now!
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