one more thing..I just thought of one more thing - I thing it is important to not see nightweaning as necessarily "all or nothing". Even after ds was not nursing consistently for the six hour stretch, there were times when he would again nurse all night long (every hour or so) - times like when he was sick, or teething, or when we were away from home. Sometimes we would actually have a week or two, where ds would nurse all night long. Then once things were back to normal, we would resume 'no-nursing'. He never cried, but usually the first night he would be restless and just need extra cuddles. ... then he would resume his normal pattern of moreorless sleeping through.