Nursing baby to sleep?

Petra - posted on 02/20/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies, first of all I wanted to say how grateful I am for community like this. It is great to know I am not alone in this! I guess I'm just looking for reassurance, different opinions, experiences....I have 9 months old twin boys and they are still waking up a lot at night. I nurse them to sleep and also when they wake up, I nurse them back to sleep. Right now I really don't think about stopping any time soon, I want to wait when they're ready to self-wean
I really don't want to do "training" on them or cry it out....I don't care that much about my sleep but just care if this is "right" thing to do for them. Has anybody same experience, how do babies like this sleep when they wean, do they have problem to fall asleep? How do you deal with this?
Thank you :0))

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Ania - posted on 02/20/2011

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I had the same issue. it resolved itself with a little help from me. My son is 1 year old and just started sleeping without nursing every 2 hoours at night. I have to admit we had one night when I just didn't go into his room when he was waking up, but he didn't cry much he was just "complaining" between 7-10 pm every 1.5 after that he slept until the morning and now he sleeps I leave him a sippy cup in the crib just in case. Whatever you feel is right for them it is right. As you can see from my example it kind of resolved itself...Give them some more time and see. Do you nurse them to sleep at bedtime? Maybe you should let them fall asleep unatended. Put them in the crib and wait there with them, that's what I was doing. Whenever my little one got up I would put him down again and again. It lasted a while but when he learned that I knew he doesn't need me to fall asleep. It happened at 9 months, but I was still BF him every time when he woke up at night

Brenda - posted on 02/20/2011

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I nursed my youngest to sleep until was 2 1/2 when I went back to work second shift. I continued to nurse him to sleep on weekends until he self-weaned at just over 3. He doesn't have problems falling asleep, although he won't fall asleep in a bed. During the week, my husband rocks him to sleep, and on weekends, he curls up with me. We then lay him in his bed, where he sleeps most of the night. He gets in bed with us about 5 or 6 in the morning. I'm not really concerned with the fact that he doesn't fall asleep on his own in his own bed. He's only 3 1/2 right now, and that's what works for us. Whenever I get frustrated, I just remind myself that he'll do it eventually... I doubt he'll go off to college needing his mama to sleep in bed with him! Just do what feels right for you and your boys...

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