DS is almost 9 months old & co-sleeps w/ me. I am 4 months pregnant & my nipples are extremely sore & latch on is getting unbareable. And I dread bedtime every night due to the pain. DS is not a sound sleeper. He pulls on & off & moves while still attached so I am sure you can imagine how painful it can get! Plus he is teething & restless at night from that as well. I need to wean him from nursing at night in order to keep nursing him during the day. Plus I need sleep. I am exhausted. Haven't had much sleep in four years, lol! Every 2-3 weeks I get about 2-3 hours straight sleep but other than that I am pretty much awake all night w/ just a few minutes every hour & an hour sleep somewhere around 7:30-8:30am. I have tried a bottle, pacifier, (neither of which he ever had before), won't take them, tried nipple shield but he bit it twice (while I was wearing it!), & my DH tries to rock him to sleep but if all he wants is me well.....he gets really upset & I end up nursing him. Any ideas of how I can gently, but quickly, wean him before I lose my sanity?
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Need To Wean DS from Nighttime Nursing