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my daughter is 14 months old and i am still breastfeeding to sleep can you tell me the issues i will have down the track, will she just decide she doesnt want anymore or will it become worse as she gets older

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, It's hard to say but as a general rule toddlers don't stop breastfeeding to sleep if they're happy to keep feeding. It's generally mothers who have had enough and want to make changes to stop. You could speak with your child health nurse about options. You could reduce the day breastfeeds first and then reduce the overnight ones if you are still breastfeeding her overnight. You could try doing some responsive settling management and place her into her cot fed but awake and then pat and soothe her whilst she's in her cot. She's likely to protest so you'll benefit from some support through these changes. Look for her tired signs and place her into her cot whilst she's sleepy, already fed but still awake. At 14 months she's going to be dropping from two to one day time sleep. Check the Huggies site for more specific information about sleep and settling in the toddler age group. If you feel you need more intensive support, then a referral to an early parenting centre could be another option. Again, speak with your CHN. Best Jane
Answered: 04 Jun 2016