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Old 08-11-2008, 07:55 AM   #1
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:03 AM   #2
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We did it slowly, one feeding at a time (with my oldest, Gavin isn't night weaned yet). I would let him suck for a minute, then cover up and rock him. Eventually (took about a week per feeding, if I remember correctly), he stopped wanting those feedings and slept a bit better. I hope that helps a little. Good luck!
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no advice but i'm totally in the same boat!! and Mia must know it b/c as soon as i was getting the courage up to actually do it, she got a cold ( like she did it on purpose) . so now i have to wait for her to recover andd then work up the courage again!! she'll probably be 2 adn still nursing 3 times a night
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:34 PM   #4
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ugh - I hear ya! It is tough, and I feel for you. I think night weaning is a good idea - especially since a few friends didn't do it and are still up through the night to nurse their 15 and 18 month olds. That is a long time to go with little sleep! I finally have DD down to two wakings a night...that is doable right now.
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Just something to keep in mind...nightweaning doesn't mean she won't wake up anymore. I know MANY mamas who have nightweaned under similar circumstances and their babes still wake.
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ugh - I hear ya! It is tough, and I feel for you. I think night weaning is a good idea - especially since a few friends didn't do it and are still up through the night to nurse their 15 and 18 month olds. That is a long time to go with little sleep! I finally have DD down to two wakings a night...that is doable right now.
I was one of those who waited... and I don't regret it. She quit waking at night when she 16-17 months. Done. Over. No drama.

I will say that I would let DD fuss a bit if she was up too often just to see if she would work it out on her own... she often did.

Also, we moved her out of our room when it was clear that we were keeping her awake. She was 14 months.
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I finally night weaned my DD at around 19 months old. I got tired of getting up every 2-3 hours when it was only a habit. Dh and I set a plan and one day I told DD she wouldn't get mommy milk if she woke up at night. I sent DH in there when she woke up and he held her, shushed her, loved her, but didn't give her a boob. She was VERY upset the first night, but each night was consistently less and after about 4 nights she stopped waking. Which was nice since I was pg at the time.
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Do you nurse her to sleep during the day for naps?

The reason I ask is because w/ my DS- I started early having him not relate nursing with sleeping. Of course, sometimes it happens- which isn't bad- but it wasn't a habit. At 3 months he just figured out how to sleep consistently 9-10 hrs wihtout waking to nurse (without the use of CIO). Also, I'm not opposed to paci's- so now if he does wake at night (which is not very often at all)- I can go in and just put his paci back in his mouth and he's fine- or he'll fuss for like 1-2 minutes and fall back asleep (I don't let him fuss longer than that because I worry that he'll wake himself up too much)...

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my dd is almost 15 mos and she still wakes up 2-3 times to nurse. she sleeps in our bed which is starting to get old. It was fine at first b/c i just kept a pillow behind my back and fell back asleep when she was nursing. but now it is starting to hurt my back and neck! I like, though, that she only nurses a couple minutes and then turns her head and falls back asleep--DS would suck all night long if i let him. drove me crazy! we definately night-weaned him. we used the babywise method with him, but we are using the AP-cosleeping method with DD. I am patiently (and painfully) waiting for her to stop waking up all on her own. good luck to those in my boat!
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