20 month Old Nursing Concerns
I have a 20 month old girl who still sleeps with my husband and I, and is still nursing. I am 37 weeks pregnant, due with another girl Jan 4th. Throughout the pregnancy, my toddler has wanted to nurse more and more. At around 10 months of age, thought she was on her way to weaning because she only nursed to go to sleep at night and first thing in the morning. The frequency of nursing has increased to the point of newborn. During naps and during the night, she is latched on almost constantly, which is affecting my sleep. If I try to remove her from my breast, she wakes up. I a very tempted to try a pacifier, because I think that she is doing this for security. She hasn't needed pacifier, and I would hate to start that now. But with getting up to pee 10 times a night, and needing to sleep myself, I need to stop this behavior. I am also scared of what it's going to be like when the new baby is here, and I have to get up every two hours to nurse her.
Thanks for listening, and for your suggestions.