Re: Through the night weaning...
Once my babies were about 18 months old, I would often turn my back to them when they woke to nurse. I was there, we were in the same bed, but I just couldn't fathom nursing right then. They would cry, and in the middle of the night it seemed like forever, but often it was not longer than 2 minutes. They would then settle down and go back to sleep. You just can't always do it! And they can reach an age where you can impose some limits.
Often moms feel like, it's all or nothing, either we nurse day and night, or we don't nurse at all. Elizabeth Pantley's boo, No-Cry Sleep Solution has some great ideas about cutting the night nursings down or stopping them.