Hi mamas, I need help. I have been trying to night wean my LO (he's 20 months) he was doing okay last week, he could soothe himself back to sleep the 2nd time he woke up to nurse. So that was one less feeding per night. The last several days he wants to nurse every 40 minutes, day and night. He nurses for like two minutes pulling back on my breast the whole time. I am sore and worn out. He is hyterical if I don't pick him right up and let him nurse on demand. I think my milk suppy is fine, anyone have any suggestions?
Things got to the point with my almost two year old, where if I didn't night wean him, I was going to shrivel up in a ball and just die. Like, ACTUALLY die.
Here is the thread I started when I really needed help....and I swear, this thread is full of some of the best advice for this situation that I've ever heard! So, just dig through this thread and listen to what other ladies say. There is a lot in there about night weaning specifically....so, yeah:
My son ended up easily and with no problems, weaning himself (a truly bizarre thing to have happen, if you read the thread you'll see what I mean!) It made me sad, because I felt like my night weaning and trying to make more "special nursing times" during the day instead of "all day boob fest" was to blame, but honestly, I didn't realize that within weeks of his weaning, I'd be pregnant again...so, you know...silver linings, etc. ;)
The thing that worked the best for night weaning, was having my DH sleep with him at night while I slept (like an ANGEL for the first time in three years!) upstairs in the guest quarters. He never once tried to nurse on my husband (good thing, huh?!)....something about not smelling me or whatever, really helped.