Red eye

By Anonymous - 28/06/2023 00:02

Today, and every day for the past 3 years, my daughter has consistently woken me up throughout the night to nurse. Bonus? She’s up by 7:00am in the morning and falls asleep around 10pm and it takes me 2 hours to fall asleep. I’m mentally and physically drained, and exhausted. FML
I agree, your life sucks 500
You deserved it 726

Same thing different taste

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Vesi 29

OK first, everyone is different in how they choose to handle nursing babies/toddlers. No one has the right to tell her she's been nursing too long or not. That is up to her, not anyone else. Second, raising kids takes a LOT of energy, whether nursing into toddler years or not. OP, you do you. I would speak with a pediatric specialist about what you need to be taking in to help your energy levels while still nursing. if she naps during the day. I do hope you are able to take advantage of that and catch a few winks, yourself.

lalalaila777 24

i totally understand! i am breastfeeding my 3rd, like i did my older 2, and it is totally draining just to nurse. proud of you! 🧚🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️

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lalalaila777 24

i totally understand! i am breastfeeding my 3rd, like i did my older 2, and it is totally draining just to nurse. proud of you! 🧚🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️

I admire your drive to provide for your child, but if you run yourself ragged constantly then you're only modeling unhealthy ways to live and setting yourself up for burnout & health issues.

Vesi 29

OK first, everyone is different in how they choose to handle nursing babies/toddlers. No one has the right to tell her she's been nursing too long or not. That is up to her, not anyone else. Second, raising kids takes a LOT of energy, whether nursing into toddler years or not. OP, you do you. I would speak with a pediatric specialist about what you need to be taking in to help your energy levels while still nursing. if she naps during the day. I do hope you are able to take advantage of that and catch a few winks, yourself.

She is probably nursing out of habit and not because she's hungry. Just don't feed her during the night. It will be a few awful nights (less than a week) but after that she will sleep through most nights and find other ways to fall asleep when she wakes up.

Those voting YDI probably don't have children, or left them to cry at night if they do. in which case, sucks to be your kid/s because being left to cry hampers brain development, including the development of empathy. I know what it's like, because I had my kids three years apart, and for six years it was very rare that everyone woke up in the same bed they went to sleep in. I have never been as tired as when looking after my small children. OP, could you ask your partner to handle the nights for a week or so, to be able to get a full night's sleep and maybe teach your child that they can get through the night without nursing?

YDI not because you deserve to suffer but YDI because it's literally your kid that you are choosing to breastfeed... you made this bed

If you have help, try weaning the nighttime nursings - a bottle or cup of water can be given by someone else. How to get the toddler to sleep trough the night without hunger waking them - I am, too, open for good tips.