But I'm curious: for those of you who never took any action to get your DC to nightwean, when did the night nursing stop? I realize there will be HUGE variation from kid to kid, so I'm interested to get a sense of the range of what happened for others.
Kemi wife to Jeff mommy to Rohan 1/3/09 and Naren(transfer to hospital) 10/22/10. Pregnant with
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It is perfectly normal, developmentally and physiologically correct for a 10.5 month old to nurse at night.
At 23 months, it's most likely a comfort thing, and if you're okay with it, no biggie.
My babies were born at home! 09/07, 01/10, and 09/12
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....and then he will nurse...I don't know how long and how many times...I just know that my hip aches from being always in the same side position, my nipples get sore, I keep waking up throughout the night because he wakes up as soon as the nipple is not in his mouth, yes, it IS getting a bit too much too handle....
Kate, mom to 7 year old Djuna and 4 yr old Alden. Missing our good friend Hal the cat who died June 2, 2010
My DD is 33 months and still nurses at night. I've been wondering this, too, but it sounds like my kiddo is older than the age most kids nighteweaned on their own.
I don't know, this whole thread is making me think maybe I should institute some gentle efforts away from nursing at night... we'll see.
As soon as the basement gets finished (in a few weeks if we're really lucky) we'll be moving bedrooms down there and he'll finally have his own room. I THINK that once he's in his own bed and I'm not close by, he'll stop needing to nurse so much, barring the initial adjustment period. I certainly hope so because I've been running on sleep deprivation nearly as bad as the newborn phase lately. Something needs to change soon because I'm SO tired and to be woken up every 1-2 hours all night long makes me so upset. The other night I hit the wall at the head of the bed a few times to vent it. I'm ready to be a well rested patient mommy again.
Nic, loving mama to 5 with a SURPRISE 6th on the way.
mama to four
eliza jane 7.07 :: henry cale 8.07 :: naomi penn 7.09 :: simon otto 12.11
Next time, I think I'll encourage nightweaning if I felt my nursing toddler (or I) would benefit since my experience w/ DD1. (ie-looking back it was me sleeping close to her that encouraged her all night nursing).
Tina - mama to DD1 11yrs, DD2 6.5yrs, DD3 3 yrs & baby due in June 2015 and wifey to DH.
Around 20 months she started sleepng through on random occassions. By her birthday she was sleeping through frequently. We went through a few periods where she would suddenly start nursing 3+ times a night for a week or so. It would last a few nights, maybe about a week, and then she'd go back to sleeping through more often than not. By around 26 months she pretty much always slept through or snuggled back down without asking to nurse.
She also slowly quit nursing down to sleep. First she'd nurse, and then unlatch, roll over, and snuggle with DH. Gradually the nursings got shorter and the snuggling longer, until she started not nursing at all at bedtime pretty often.
She nursed for the last time the week she turned 28 weeks - it was a bedtime nursing session. I had done a bit of discouraging nursing in the middle of the day hoping that if we could get about 8 hours during the day while she was busy, then I would be able to get pregnant. I had no intention of weaning her, or even night weaning her. Sure enough, DD2 was conceived a few days after DD1's last nursing session! About 2 weeks later DD1 asked to nurse again and had forgotten how to latch. It felt quite sudden to me.
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