I am going to have to start weaning my 14month old. I don't have a choice, I need to be in hospital for about a week leaving her with my husband and my mother. Currently we are bed sharing and nursing on demand, sometimes up to 3-6 times a night. During the day she doesn't really nurse any more except before her nap or if she is very grumpy but I still nurse her to sleep at night. She sleeps sometime in the stroller or in the backpack without nursing. I have never been able to put her in bed without nursing her.
Am I better to stop all the nursing cold turkey? Or still nurse her during the day, nurse her to sleep and then nothing during the night. She will take a bottle during the day but she flat out refuses everything except breast I offer her at night. Dad can help, but he also has to work so it's better if I can do most of this myself as I can sleep during the day.
Also, if she is up half the night she is obviously going to be very tired during the day. Should I try to keep her up or just let her sleep. I'm not sure if she will sleep better at night if she is very tired or not??
Any tips for making this transition any easier for her?
Sorry, lots of questions. I really appreciate any advice you have. Thanks, Sarah