Reply
I just want to stop!! *Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
15th Aug '13

I am so done nursing. I feel horrible saying this too but I just feel exhausted from
Nursing all night long. My 13 month old is up pretty much every hour nursing. He has never slept through which is fine but he has maybe done a 5 hour stretch 5 times in his lifetime lol. I shouldn't complain I know I am lucky to be able to nurse him this long or at all. Just now being pregnant I'm exhausted. Any advice? Or just encouragement might help. Just needed to vent.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9132 posts
15th Aug '13

Hugs mama!



Maybe wait until you've calmed down before making a decision. I know it's hard! Don't be so hard on yourself, making it 13 months is quite the accomplishment.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
15th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ɐɹɐs:</b>" Hugs mama! Maybe wait until you've calmed down before making a decision. I know it's hard! Don't be so hard on yourself, making it 13 months is quite the accomplishment."</blockquote>




Thank you. I feel proud of myself I just wish he would go longer in between. He will during the day. It's night time that is so very hard. I will wait and make my decision once I have some rest this weekend

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
15th Aug '13

Maybe cut out night-nursing and offer more during the day?



My 13 month old had that same exact problem until I night weaned him. Now he only wakes up 2-3 times a night and usually goes right back to sleep unless he's teething.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9132 posts
15th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mac and Keagan's Momma*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ɐɹɐs:</b>" Hugs mama! Maybe wait until you've ... [snip!] ... will during the day. It's night time that is so very hard. I will wait and make my decision once I have some rest this weekend"</blockquote>




I can only imagine. I was only able to BF for 2 months. It was one of the hardest things I've been through.



Will he take a cup? Maybe try putting BM in a cup for night time feedings. It may keep him from getting up so much. At that age he should be able to sleep through the night. I imagine he does it more for comfort as opposed to being hungry.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6760 posts
15th Aug '13

You guys have to do what is right for you. I did end up weaning my middle baby when i was pregnant with my youngest. It was about the same time frame. I'm high risk, so it was just too much to deal with all of the pregnancy stuff and a baby that was awake every 2 hours to nurse all night/day every day.



Thinking back, I have mixed feelings about it, which I think to a certain extent .. you have no matter when you wean your baby even if you bf until they're walking and talking. :) My middle baby handled the actual weaning ok. It wasn't until i started nursing my youngest that my middle baby flipped out. We survived though and my middle baby lost interest in the whole issue by the end of the first week or so.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
15th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" Maybe cut out night-nursing and offer more during the day? My 13 month old had that same exact problem ... [snip!] ... until I night weaned him. Now he only wakes up 2-3 times a night and usually goes right back to sleep unless he's teething. "</blockquote>




Can I ask how you did it? My son screams and cries until he gets nursed.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
15th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ɐɹɐs:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mac and Keagan's Momma*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... At that age he should be able to sleep through the night. I imagine he does it more for comfort as opposed to being hungry."</blockquote>




He will take a cup with a straw for water. So maybe we could try that. I think it's definitely comfort and habit now.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
15th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" You guys have to do what is right for you. I did end up weaning my middle baby when i was pregnant with ... [snip!] ... baby flipped out. We survived though and my middle baby lost interest in the whole issue by the end of the first week or so. "</blockquote>




I know my milk has changed a bit at least and my doctor had said he might self wean because it will change. But now it seems he nurses more.
I have mixed feelings for sure but I feel I accomplished a lot and did well for him.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9132 posts
15th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mac and Keagan's Momma*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ɐɹɐs:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... He will take a cup with a straw for water. So maybe we could try that. I think it's definitely comfort and habit now."</blockquote>




It's probably gonna be the same as if you were to take a paci. You just can't give in. It'll take a few days before he quits looking for it. Offer him the cup at night, if he's hungry he'll drink it. GL hun!

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21500 posts
status 15th Aug '13

You could try cutting out night nursing? I don't know if you co-sleep or not though. My LO was in his own room and 13 months is when we cut out the night nursing. I had to have DH go in there for the first few days because I would always give in a nurse him. DH would rock him back to sleep.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
15th Aug '13
Quoting *Mac and Keagan's Momma*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" Maybe cut out night-nursing and offer more ... [snip!] ... sleep unless he's teething. "</blockquote> Can I ask how you did it? My son screams and cries until he gets nursed."


He's obsessed with my hair, so when he wakes up and starts whining, I turn my back to him to let him know I'm not going to nurse him, and he plays with my hair and falls asleep.



If there is any other way to comfort him, use that instead.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
15th Aug '13

Thank you ladies. I hope we can find something that works. He is also lactose intolerant so to find something that work might be hard lol but we will he through this :)

Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
16th Aug '13

I wanted to wean Alice so badly when I was pregnant with Caroline. I'm not going to lie or sugar coat it- it was HORRIBLE! Nursing while pregnant was probably the most uncomfortable thing to happen to my b**bs lol. I hated a lot of it and I felt icky, annoyed, touched out, and just not happy about the whole situation. But when I got pregnant with Caroline, Alice was not fully on solid foods yet so I knew that I was her only source of nutrition. I powered through it and while it remained uncomfortable for the remainder of my pregnancy, it did get a little better as far as me being annoyed and not happy. You have to do what you think is best for you and your unborn baby as well as you nursling but if nursing still is very important to you then I suggest trying to keep going. <3

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:</b>" I wanted to wean Alice so badly when I was pregnant with Caroline. I'm not going to lie or sugar coat ... [snip!] ... unborn baby as well as you nursling but if nursing still is very important to you then I suggest trying to keep going. <3"</blockquote>




Thanks Steph. It is extremely painful right now. Do you know how much the milk changes? I feel like he wants to nurse way more now.
I haven't decided yet what I would like to do. He loves nursing and does so well nursing. I am going to try to keep going but try and cut it back a lot more.