It took me a long, long time to night wean because of the fear I had of how would I settle him. For us DS liked to fall asleep on our chest, DH more than mine. Mind you we dropped the bf and ended up with another crutch. At 15 mths we've finally weaned him off both. He's been night weaned for about 3 weeks now, first couple of nights weren't great, much easier when DH settles and not me. Even now if we bring him into bed with us first thing, if I cuddle him lying down he screams for a bf. Brings tears to my eyes it does. But we are all getting much more sleep now.
Well at 14-15 months ds has finally started going to sleep in his cot if I stay in the room. I used to have to lie right beside it, nowe I sit in a chair across the room. The next phase is to start leading the room whilst he drifts off but that will make mning difficult