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Old 06-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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Say a prayer for me.... Updated :)

update: last night was my second night doing night weaning and he didn't ask to nurse once! sooooo much easier than i expected. I nursed him at about 8 pm and then not again until I got up to go to work at about 6 am!!!! He slept with dh and I but never once asked to nurse. I am just shocked. Our next step is to get a queen size bed and move him and DS1 one into that bed together. That should be happening in the next week. He also has a baaaaaaad diaper rash that I think may have been affecting his sleep too. Well slapped some burnt flour on his bum and it helped tremedously also. Light at the end of the tunnel! (or should i say sleep at the end of the tunnel )

Im going to night wean. I can't take it any more. I feel like a horrible mommy. DS2 is 15 months and it is an alllllll night buffett at our house. He won't sleep without a nipple in his mouth and last night he bit me as my nipple fell out. So that was the straw that broke this mama's back.

It was a loooong night at our house. But he finally did fall asleep with me holding him. But i held strong! I don't mind nursing during the day but night time is killing me. And my cycles. My cycle was only 22 days this month! ugh!

So say a little prayer for me and my very stubborn little boy.

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Old 06-24-2013, 09:22 AM   #2
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Prayers mamma, I did it with my last at 19-20 months, it wasn't easy but you gotta be strong. He sleeps through the night now.

Also congrats 15 mo is a long time!
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Bless your heart. BTDT! The human pacifier role is not fun. I have stubborn boys too!

Just make sure you tank him up during the day. Just for your peace of mind. Nothing can quite sabotage night weaning like a worry creeping in..."maybe he is really hungry." A sippy of water taken to bed can be helpful. Good luck!
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I know he's not hungry. Esp because he'll wake up every hour to eat. There's no way hes burning through all those calories.

How many nights can I expect it to last? Guesstimate?
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It was 3 nights for us. He was mad! He clawed at my shirt. Cover up well!

You are doing the right thing mama. That kind of disrupted sleep isn't good for either of you!
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Good luck! I have a stubborn one too. He's 14 and a half months and only nurses at night but every once in a while he gets upset and tells at my chest that that while trying to pull up my shirt. They're stubborn smart little buggers! You got this!
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First night went surprisingly well. He went from 7pm to 2 am with no problem. I was soooo engourged that I let him nurse for 5 mins and he went right back to sleep with no fight. So I'm going to try and stretch it a little longer tonight.
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