night weaning--reasons for and against? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 04-07-2003, 12:12 AM - Thread Starter
NWmama's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: PNW
Posts: 617
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
NWmama is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 04-07-2003, 02:53 AM
abigailvr's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Our own house, finally!
Posts: 3,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
abigailvr is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 04-07-2003, 06:34 PM
pinky's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
pinky is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off