...that is the question.
And I have NO idea how to do either, anymore.
Things have been a little rough here at Not The Path I Chose over the last 2 weeks.
I swear both Pretty Girl and Big Boy are teething and having a growth spurt at the same time.
Big Boy, who usually sleeps through the night has been getting up wanting a bottle in the middle of the night, and is just restless when he does sleep.
Pretty Girl has yet to sleep through the night. I was okay with her getting up once a night to nurse, but that one nursing session has somehow become an "all night buffet".
I'm not dealing well with that.
As for weaning, I've been following her lead. We're done to 3 feedings during daylight hours. She usually nurses upon waking, once mid-morning OR mid-afternoon, and then at bed time. I let her dictate, I try to follow her lead.
It seems that she's ok without the bre.ast during the day, but then won't give it up at night!
My poor nips are SO sore. She has 8 teeth now, and likes to use them. My sleep, that was already poor, is worse. I feel like I've been thrust back to those sleep deprived infant days, where I was getting up every 2 hours.
I feel helpless.
M. and I have talked about him getting her to soothe, instead of me. The problem is that she knows I'm there, and doesn't want him. I've talked about sleeping downstairs, so I'm not available...I don't know. Maybe we'll try that this weekend, when he doesn't have to work the same day.
So, BFing mommas out there...what did you do? Have you experienced this? Help!