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HELP! My 19 months old still needs to be nursed to nap and only take cat naps

Anonymous

I still need to nurse my 19 months old before she goes to sleep in the day time and most of the time she would wake up in an hour. I will then go to pick her up and continue to breastfeed her back to sleep. But she wont really fall back to deep sleep. Once I take off my boob, she opens her eyes. She sleeps well better in the night. She can go to sleep by herself as long as I lie beside and only need one feeding at 5am. I dont know why day time naps are such a struggle. Mommy fellows please help a devastated mom.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 11

    Mines opposite... I still breastfeed and my son is 16months. we got rid of nap time feedings. And feed at night and in the morning.... lately he’s been waking up at 5 soo sadly we are dealing with that. Well what I do is a bad habit maybe but me and my son will snuggle in the couch and I give him his sippy that’s is chocolate peadasure and milk. We turn on his favorite show or movie and I just cuddle him amd he falls asleep. I either move him to my bed (Bc I have black out curtains) or move him to his bed. Or lately just let him sleep right there on my ottoman. Then sometimes it be a one hr nap or two hrs.. really depends on the day

  • Anonymous
    Feb 11

    The solution is to not offer the breast at nap time. Unfortunately that can be very challenging for toddlers! Expect a lot of tears. Once she eliminates the association she should be able to fall asleep without being fed. Lay her in bed and walk away.

  • Kieli
    Feb 11

    I agree. Don’t offer the breast, you can start by offering a bottle then slowly take that away too, so she will learn to sleep with nothing

  • Lily
    Feb 11

    My 18 month old still nurses for a nap in the afternoon and at night. Not in a big hurry to get her off, she has a little sister coming soon. But, just remember if you get her on the bottle you will have to take that away at see point too!