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Yay for Dr. Jay Gordon!

post #1 of 8
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We just finished night #6 and it's going so well. Ds3 is almost 23 months and we are both apparently ready for night weaning because it's working. I'll admit there were two particularly rough nights, but we are both happy and feeling good. Dh's solution was always to wean completely and get him out of our bed, but knowing he's our last babe I did not want to end the midnight cuddles and nursing outright. I tried the no cry sleep solution, but without a clear, proven plan I couldn't make anything happen. This was a clear plan with plenty of positive results so I was confident.

 

 

YIPPPEEEE!!!! (can you tell I'm well rested? lol)

post #2 of 8

Thanks for sharing your positive story!  When I'm in the moment (i.e. it's 4:30 and he's nursing for the 5th time that night) I try not to wish time away... but during the day I do sometimes count the months until we can nightwean :)  Knowing that someone was successful at 23 months... ahhh... that's only 16 more months, I can survive this!

 

Will you tell us what your son's sleep history was like?  Was he one of those nurses every 2 hours babies? 

post #3 of 8
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For the past month I literally could not get him off of me the entire night... and that of course includes hours of fiddling, pinching, scratching the opposite nipple. I have osteoarthritis in my hips and back so I was getting up in the morning not only sleep deprived but extremely sore from not sleeping in a more comfortable position.

 

Last night was glorious! He slept straight until 4:30, all snuggled up beside me. At 4:30 he gave a few grunts and repositioned himself and went back to sleep until 6:15 when we had a wonderful morning nurse.

 

My other two children did not night wean until they were 3... I was in no real rush, despite being tired. I'm glad I made myself enjoy those nights, but I just couldn't do it any longer with ds3.  I hope you are able to enjoy those nights and I hope that you'll also be able to enjoy full nights of sleep soon enough.

 

Take care.

post #4 of 8

can you post the link to that article?  I've read it before w/ other kids and totally forgot about it.  

post #5 of 8

Here you go:

 

http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html

 

I love his approach, but haven't done the whole thing. Need to try it again as our 10-mo-old has started waking 2-6 times a night again :(

 

I have a friend who is using it with her 12-mo-old with great success. Happy reading and, hopefully, happy sleeping!

 

 

post #6 of 8

I adore Dr. Jay.  His way seems awesome and I am glad he has helped parents night wean.

post #7 of 8

I got the Dr. Gordon book on which the internet article is based....He strongly suggests that one wait until 12 months of age or older (the older the better, basically, while balancing the needs of tired parents).  I like the first poster's suggestion that it will work well when everyone is ready.  I have had to turn that into a mantra in our house.  Our son doesn't seem ready yet at 16 months, but I am!!  :)  

 

Our approach seems to work best when husband and son are in the same bed in son's room --has gone three whole nights in a row without milk.  When I'm there, though, he seems obsessed with boobies (my son that is, or perhaps my husband too --my husband would like them back, thank you very much).twins.gif

 

HB

post #8 of 8

Just curious how you like the book. I saw it at the library the other day but didn't pick it up because it looked like if focused mainly on the family bed. We co-slept for awhile, but it just doesn't work for our family. Just curious if there is advice in it for those who choose not to cosleep. Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by vespagirl125 View Post

I got the Dr. Gordon book on which the internet article is based....He strongly suggests that one wait until 12 months of age or older (the older the better, basically, while balancing the needs of tired parents).  I like the first poster's suggestion that it will work well when everyone is ready.  I have had to turn that into a mantra in our house.  Our son doesn't seem ready yet at 16 months, but I am!!  :)  

 

Our approach seems to work best when husband and son are in the same bed in son's room --has gone three whole nights in a row without milk.  When I'm there, though, he seems obsessed with boobies (my son that is, or perhaps my husband too --my husband would like them back, thank you very much).twins.gif

 

HB



 

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