Hannah - posted on 02/19/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
My daughter is 19 months, still breastfeeding like a trooper. She settles down to sleep for naps and and bedtime ok, and doesn't always nurse to sleep.
But the issue I have is that she wakes up all through the night and the only way to settle her is to breastfeed her (really short feeds for comfort so I don't think she is hungry or thirsty, she always pushes water away if I try to offer that).
I am resigned to waiting for self weaning, although I will give this a little push when she turns 2, what I am wondering is if any of you mums have had similar experience?
Is it something I have to just put up with?
Will she grow out of it?
I am used to having to wake up as I've been doing it since she was born, but then again a full nights sleep would be great, but mostly I can't go out very much as babysitters can't settle her back down very easily and she wakes up for a little feed couple of hours after going to sleep.
It gets really embarassing explaining that I can't do things because I'm still feeding my baby, people don't realise that I'm still doing it and think I'm just making excuses!
Any thoughts? Would be appreciated!