Luisa - posted on 03/27/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 14 month old son and he still breastfeeds.. sometimes (almost every night) he wakes up in the middle of the night and the only thing that can calm him is the breast.. I blame myself for sleeping with him because I am in college and i am so exahusted at night that I just dont have the patience so I just pull the breast out and he stays calm.. he takes bottles but not at night and during the day i have to kinda fight with him and sometimes he takes them and sometimes he doesnt. I tried to cut all of the daily nursing times and just do it at night and after the semester was over I could cut the night ones, but it is so hard because he pulls my shirt down and bangs at my chest and he looks so desperate and sometimes he cries just because he wants to nurse... I couldnt do it and now were back to one daily nursing (sometimes 2) and at night.. I dont know what to do.. is he just gonna stop one day?? I dont want to cause malnutrition because he needs to drink more cow's milk now... also he is a very independent and sociable boy but I have heard that sleeping with mom and breastfeeding too long could actually hurt him ( kinda psychologically) in the future.. is this true? I am just worried because hes so addicted to it, I dont know if ill have the strenght to completely eliminate it!!