Re: co-sleeping mamas...
I coslept with my DS until he was 10 months old. He would start out in his own bed but wake up as soon as I came to bed, then nurse on and off all night long. He was nursing so much I was having to change his full diaper in the middle of the night.
The month before I transitioned him to his own bed at 10 months, I started keeping myself awake to put the food source under wraps and only allowed him to nurse every 2 hours, then every 2.5, then every 3, then he was only nursing once a night when I put him in his own room, in his own bed. I lost a lot of sleep during the transition but it was worth it in the end.
Emily....Proud wife of Drew, mother to Kole (8/07), Chase (7/09), Ansley (4/11), and Avery and Camden (10/13)