I Love My Family

I am 28, I have a beautiful 14 month old daughter with my wife. My mothering journey has taken a complete 180 from what I thought it was going to be. I never wanted to breastfeed. I knew I wanted to pump for the first year because that was best for baby. But that changed the day she was born. When she was born my daughter had to spend some time in the NICU. She was born at term, but she injected blood on her way out. I wasn't able to hold her for almost 8 agonizing hours. When I finally got to hold her we did skin to skin. My bundle of joy flopped down like a fish and latched on before I knew what was happening. I have been nursing her ever sinse. I thought babies were supposed to sleep in their own crib. My wife and I have co slept sinse she got home from the hospital with her. I never thought I'd be a baby wearing co sleeping mommy but I love every minute of it. The only problem I am having is that she is still nursed to sleep and refuses to sleep any other way. She won't sleep by her self and doesn't let me lay her down. Everyone keeps telling me I need to just let her learn to sleep alone but I refuse to let her cry like that. I feel like its my fault because I nurse her whenever she wants. I just don't know what the right thing to do is.
Rosarah711 Rosarah711
26-30, F
2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

I am in almost exactly the same situation as you! My son still has to nurse to sleep, and comfort nurses so much! I wish I had answers for you, but it sounds like we'd have all the same questions!

Our baby is now a bit over a year old. She is not even close to being ready to wean..lol. She also sleeps in our bed and there's no way she would sleep in a crib. Sounds like you are doing a great job with your little one. Congrats and best wishes.