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#1 of 3 Old 04-07-2003, 12:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I was reading a little about night weaning--it seems like some mamas try to avoid it and some mamas try to make it happen. Can anyone tell me why?

My dd nurses a lot at night, but I was considering trying to spread out the night nursing. We're thinking of TTC so I'd like my cycles to start up again (still no pp af).

Thanks for any thoughts!
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Ironically, I haven't wanted to try nightweaning for exactly the opposite reason you're thinking about it: I don't want AF back. The reasons that I have thought about it are simply wanting to get more sleep, because DS really nurses like champ at least once in the middle of the night.
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Personally, we nightweaned dd at around 20 months simply so that I could get more sleep--in a perfect world, I would have nursed her on demand indefinitely. But we felt that she was ready to cope with this change, and the sleep deprivation was really taking a toll on our family. (Of course, I still cried over it!)

I think it is a very personal decision and you have to figure out what is right for your child and your family.

You might want to look over on the nightwaking board...there is a LOT of discussion of this topic!
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