Haven't been contributing on here for awhile, as my 2 year old twin girls plus 4 year old boy keep me busy. I just wanted to warn those of you who are extended nursing to try and wean your twins at night. I took my twins to the dentist today, because I thought I saw a cavity in one of the girls' mouths. Well, the dentist said she has 6!!!! cavities! It's almost like she has bottle mouth (where they get cavities from keeping a bottle in their mouths at night), as 4 of the cavities are on her 4 front teeth. I thought that because she was breastfed that this wouldn't happen. Well, I guess I was wrong, it can happen. It doesn't mean it will happen though, as my other twin nurses all night too and doesn't have any cavities. So, don't get too scared, just be aware that this COULD happen to your children.
So, now I'm planning on weaning them completely, but just night weaning them for now. I've been in the process of trying to wean them at night, but now I'm going pretty much cold turkey. This is my first night, but I actually had them have milk, brush their teeth and then just snuggle to sleep. First time EVER! We'll see how the night goes. Note here: My girls are 2 years, 4 months. They really can understand that they don't need "milk" at night. They don't like it, but they can understand it now. Milk is going to wake up in the morning....so, don't feel you need to nightwean your year old child, just because you're afraid of them getting cavities.
Also, just wondering if this has happened to any of you or anyone you know that has extended nursed. Maybe it's common, but I haven't heard about it before. If you have heard of any kids getting cavities from nursing all night, please let me know, as it would make me feel like I'm not such a bad parent.