DD is 22 months old. She's BF, never had bottle or dummy, she didn't want them the times I tried when I needed a break. I've been happy to feed her for so long, she loves it and its her comfort.
But I'm now 16 weeks pregnant and BF has become extremely painful. Also I have no desire to tandem feed. I feel it'll be too much for me if they are both waking in the night for it.
DD is fed to sleep for all sleeps except her nap at daycare 3 days a week. She also often wakes during the night and needs a feed to resettle.
She's very clingy to me and often wants carrying around everywhere. She often cries when I try to walk off to do something and doesn't want her dad instead. It's draining. I can't have this when the new baby comes. Plus my DS will be only 5 years old then so he needs my attention lots too!!
So, I'm thinking of night weaning her first. Then when night wakings have improved, then stop feeding her to sleep at bedtime and nap time. Then that's the main issues sorted. Daytime awake feeds are not really an issue, they might stop when the night time feeding does. So thought I'd leave them until last.
What do you think about the plan? I want it to be gradual and gentle, I feel mean enough even forcing this on her as she's going to be so upset. :-(
Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks