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Husky359 11-08-2008 09:51 AM

Baby doesn't nurse into sleep anymore
I thought I should move my question into here, but since I don't know if I can actually move it, I just copied it. I know that the feeding many moms keep well into toddlerhood is the nighttime going to sleep feeding, which is one reason I had this question:

I used to nurse ds down into naps and bedtime........ he still nurses fine, but will no longer nurse into sleep. He does at night but then wakes up after half an hour and daddy has to rock him to sleep. He is 9 months old. If I try to nurse him into a nap or bedtime, he screams. For naps I have to wear him in a sling now, which had stopped working actually -he had originally stopped falling asleep when I wore him.
Is this the beginning of him weaning, or are there issues, or what is going on, any opinions?

Thank you!

MisanthropeKitty 11-08-2008 09:53 AM

Re: Baby doesn't nurse into sleep anymore
could be a nursing strike mama.

Husky359 11-08-2008 10:27 AM

Re: Baby doesn't nurse into sleep anymore
He nurses throughout the night (unfortunately, I would love to sleep through the night, lol), and he nurses during the day, he just refuses to be nursed off to sleep (except during the through the night feedings). Maybe this is just a normal step in some babies?

MisanthropeKitty 11-08-2008 10:49 AM

Re: Baby doesn't nurse into sleep anymore
maybe. i unfortunately dont have a baby that sleeps through the night as well... we nurse all night long but we also still nurse to sleep. i say count your blessings that your husband is able to put him to sleep since i dont have that luxury and i am the only one who can put my son down for a nap or bed!

Husky359 11-08-2008 10:57 AM

Re: Baby doesn't nurse into sleep anymore
I agree, I feel very fortunate because a few weeks ago it was only me who could put ds down. The downside is that I can no longer do it myself. I had to be out of town with my mom for 10 days, and ds let her rock him to sleep, too. So he lets Grandma and Daddy, but not Mommy. He fusses if I try to rock him. I don't get it!

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