Stacey - posted on 09/12/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Okay, so here's the situation. My 8 month old is cared for by family during the day while I work (a combination of my sister, who has 3 of her own kids, my mom and my mother in law). I love my job and wouldn't give it up unless there was a darn good reason. So, my baby has gotten to the point where he won't take a pacifier anymore, and only wants to nurse to sleep. I don't mind nursing him to sleep at bedtime since we cosleep, but during the day it makes it awfully hard for others to get him down for a nap without a bottle. I'm fine with this for now, but I plan on extended breastfeeding (beyond a year) and I'm afraid that this will create a bad habit when he stops taking a bottle and only nurses. How will they be able to put him down for a nap without me?? My sister has gone through this same thing and she was lucky enough to be able to go to her child in the middle of the day and nurse him down for a nap (between 1 and 2 1/2 years old). I don't want to be tied down like that since work is not exactly that close to where he stays during the day. Has anyone ever successfully gotten their baby to go down for a nap without breastfeeding, and still nursed to sleep and coslept at night?