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Night clw?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
my older boy Theo self-NW at 19 months, but that was artifical, i was preggo.

He CLW at 3 -- and that i feel was real. he had TN for a year with his brother and i was not limiting him nurseing.

Little Brother is now 2 and nurseing strong ().

He is still night nurseing as much as ever -- every 2 hours at least.

There are no plans for me to get preggo again ...

so I would like to hear about CLW at NIGHT.

if a child fully CLW (that is no pregancy or anything else to effect it like effected Theo's NW at 19 months) .. do they not NW till they jsut wean ... so do they NW first ...

??

Aimee
post #2 of 12
katherine dettwyler says that the natural age for night weaning is between three and for years of age.

i know this because i used to repeat it to myself, over and over again, every night, to convince myself that it was true.
and then it was.

(sort of. my dd would accept my dh comforting her through some of her many wake ups by 3.5 or so. she still nursed occasionally in the night through 4.5 and weaned completely at 5.5. but there was a pregnancy in there too... so. grain of salt, i guess :^)
post #3 of 12
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if i am gone Charles will let DH put him to bed adn even respond to him when he wakes, a time or two. but come midnigt or so -- Charles goes to bed at 8 or before, he is done with daddy and wants to nurse ...

but other than that -- it is every 2 hours.

i am ok with this

just wondering what natrual night weaning looking like..
post #4 of 12
glad to hear as my DD is almost three and still is going super strong at night! makes me feel less insane!
post #5 of 12
My son is 25 month old and I have explored night weaning when I have several long nights in a row and I am tired, but never followed through. In all this, I am just now starting to register less nursing at night, BUT every time he teethed it was like two step forward, one step backward and I still have the last four molars to contend with.

Only now is he starting to sleep "through" the night; i.e. get 6 to 8 hours of sleep straight, here and there, which still means nursing when I put him to sleep and just before getting out of bed, and a couple more nursing in the morning after the 6 to 8 hours.

If I get tired, I ask DH to let me sleep on the weekend, one morning, or I nap with kiddo if I can. Not doing that, I would have never made it this far.

I think the more he is becoming independent and aware of his surroundings, the less he is nursing at night. He cognitively seems to know I'm there next to him sleeping and doesn't have to worry; at this point, it's more comfort sucking than true nursing except when he goes the stretch

I'm trying to do CLW both night and day.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
i am really really missing naps.

My 4 yo would galdly still nap -- it is Chalres the 2 yo this thread is about that won't nap.

and honestly when he rarely does, bed time is so messed up -- he really doesn't need them any more.

I am working weekend, so i can't sleep in (I am getting up at 5:30, which is actually a little before the boys normally have me up)-- DH used to let me sleep in everyother weekend, and he'd sleep in every other weekend (we only sleep Saturday as we have chruch sundays) .. but that is not an option for either of us any more.

I am doing ok, jsut wondering about it.

Charles has started to sleep 3 to 3.5 hours the frist time i put him down which is NEW but the rest of the night it i still up every 2 hours and more as the morning approaches.
post #7 of 12
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Momma Aimee View Post
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any more thoughts ?
I think you may get more answers if you start a new thread!! Thisthread was gearing more towards nurslings who slept through the night without nursing on ttheir own!!!
post #9 of 12
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I think you may get more answers if you start a new thread!! Thisthread was gearing more towards nurslings who slept through the night without nursing on ttheir own!!!
scratch head ---

i am the OP.

just wondering about children NW on thier own.

wondering if he might NW before he weans all together -- or if i shuld just expect the nights to end whenever the day times nurseing does.

my older son NW on his own, but i was preggo -- i am not pregant this time and wondering what CLNW will look like.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Momma Aimee View Post
scratch head ---

i am the OP.

just wondering about children NW on thier own.

wondering if he might NW before he weans all together -- or if i shuld just expect the nights to end whenever the day times nurseing does.

my older son NW on his own, but i was preggo -- i am not pregant this time and wondering what CLNW will look like.
lol, sorry!!!!!!! i misread!!!!!!

i have no personal experience as I nightweaned my boys when they were 2, but a friend of mine, her ds who is almost 3 nightweaned himself, but she did start to limit the daytime nursing as well.
post #11 of 12
My 2 that continued to nurse into thier 3rd year were completely different.
Dd1 didn't nightwean until she weaned altogether. Dd2 nightweaned at about 2.5 I think. Maybe 2.75. I just realized one day a few months before her 3rd birthday that I didn't think she had nursed at night for quite a while. We would nurse to sleep and then if she woke up I'd say "snuggle up" and she would. If she asked to nurse we would but mostly she didnt ask. She weaned herself this summer at about 3.5.
post #12 of 12
We partially night weaned DD when I was pg with DS (going 4-5 hours at a time once a night). She was 25 months at that point. She went fully through the night around 3.5 years. She continued nursing before bed/after waking/during the day after that.

DS was never nightweaned and he did not go for 4-5 hours until he was around 4.5. He then nightweaned and then fully weaned months later.
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