At night though, the reliance on boobs is starting to cause a problem on the sleep front as every time he wakes he needs me if he is to settle for any length of time (by that I mean more than 15 mins before he stirs and cries again). My partner is getting fed up bedsharing as our bed is just a regular double and there is not that much room for all three of us and now he's more active, dad gets kicked a lot in the night! We don't have enough space to put a cot up against our bed, so on a few nights dad has moved out. This is not proving popular.
After 15 years together we need some us time, especially as we are getting married this year. Our evenings are constantly interupted by his waking until we all go to bed and then we have baby in the middle as our bed can't be pushed against a wall.
I don't want to leave him crying, but I am sure he doesn't need the milk from a food point of view anymore, he's just enjoying the comfort, but some nights I wish he'd take a dummy so I could sleep in a different position. One book said I should go and sleep in another room and leave it for him and dad to work out. Has anyone tried this or got any better tips?