she has water, but wants bf.For the sake of getting myself back to bed and not waking everyone else in the house I let her. She hasn't always been this bad though she has only slept through twice - other nights she tends to be up at 1/2
Of course she would prefer bf and make a fuss, but at 2 yrs old she is old enough to understand. She is in a habit (a very pleasant one for her), she will need training to get into a different one i.e. how to get herself back to sleep.
I know you're right I just don't seem to have the energy/patience to do it at the moment, But it's only going to get worse. I did exactly the same with DS, and thought he was demanding but he was better by the age of 2. TBH it' not the actual feeding I mind, it's the fact that once she's latched on she doesn't let go! if she finished and let ho & went to sleep I'd be happy.
FWIW, I believe when they have times like this, it really is a need for them to nurse during the night. Not a nutritional one of course, but an emotional one. And a drink of water doesn't do a lot for meeting emotional needs IMO.
It will pass.
Have you tried the Pantley pull off to get her unlatched?