Pinkershoes - posted on 03/01/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have 22 months old boy. He is still being nursed to go to sleep, and also wakes up in the middle of the night many times.
Recently, my breast size has gotten decreased, and so is supply.
We corp sleep, and it has been more than 6 months that my son has self served himself by climing up on me to get fed in the middle of the night.
In the past few days, he cries uncontrorably in the middle of the night and gets off the bed and running around the house screaming saying "sleepy, boob, milky!", caused by my reduction of supply.
I tried to hold him but he would not have it until he comes down.
He then eats bananas, and cerials in the middle of the night and finally fall asleep with my breast.
This is all new, but I anticipate that might be a good time to wean off from a breast milk if its possible.
But he always self serve while I am sleeping without my concious. He can unbutton me or unzip me. He is usually good during a day without being nursed, only needs and must to go to sleep. If I am not home for his bed time, He will do anything in his power to stay up until I come home. He has a great routine otherwise. Goest to sleep at 7:30pm and wakes up at 6:30am. Great mood through out the day. He only turns to be a breast monster when he can't have it.
I've read and being told to leave him alone even he cries, so we've tried for 3 days without giving him the breast milk but he maintained cried and screamed for more than 4 hours until the sun came up. This boy LOVES being nursed, and what good does it make to forcefully weaning off from breast milk if he cries so much? But since I don't make the supply that much, I guess I have no choice.
Please help me with any suggestion for a peaceful way of letting him graduate from this stage.