I reached frustration break point at 13 months, with DS in bed and none of us sleeping properly as he became quite a wriggler and was constantly nursing. He's fine in cot in own room, wakes for 11pm feed which I'm still getting up for and DH has been rocking/cuddling him back to sleep the rest of the night, and bringing him through at 5.30ish to me and we nurse and go back to sleep together.
We've been doing this fo nearly 2 weeks now but he is still waking quite a bit. I feel at stale mate. I don't want to carry on doing something that's clearly not working, but i can't go back to the constant feeding at night, I was turning into a daytime dragon...
I just dont know if I am confusing him by giving him a feed at 11 when he wakes, then not the rest of the night when he wakes, and am thinking perhaps DH to just resettle him for all night feeds. Has anyone else tried this? It seems a bit much for him to go from 7-5.30/6ish without a feed and I might die of guilt trying to do this.
I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place as I want to honour his nightime needs but I just CAN'T do it the way he needs/wants it without losing the plot. I just need some more sleep and so does DH who is being a darling. I just wish I had the stamina/ability to go on night feeding til he self-weaned, that was my aim right from the start.
Another idea I had was that perhaps since they are my breasts 'I' should be resettling him and not feeding him. I just am not sure if I am able to do that - when he wakes it's automatic for me to give him boobie.
How do they manage in the Yequena tribe?! I guess you just do when you have no options, only one bed etc! Like my DH points out to me 'but we're not in the Yequena tribe!'