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#1 of 4 Old 04-10-2013, 08:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'd made peace with my 11-month-old son's need to nurse at night, but we're having an issue now. The problem is that the frequency of wakings has gone up over the last couple months (at least every two hours), while his solids intake has either remained constant or, more recently, decreased. Nursing during the day has remained the same. He's obviously hungry all night. Again, no big deal if that's what he needs, but he's constantly yawning during the day and gets grumpy easily when he's tired (most of the time). The most he'll nap throughout the day is 1:45 total and he's in bed for 11-12 hours at night.

So I guess what I'm asking is - I know a lot of people don't night-wean for a long time and like to wait it out. What if night feelings are affecting sleep quality and leaving baby grumpy and frustrated? At what point are night-wakings considered disordered sleep?

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Hmmm. My 2.5 to and now my 4 mo both are very big eaters and growers and ate/eat every 2-3 hours at night. If I can hear tummies growling at night, I feed my baby! wink1.gif I finally felt comfortable night weaning DS1 at 18 month and we used Jay Gordon's method.

Was just thinking yesterday how I "only" have one more year of all night feeding a and THEN I can sleep . Or at least sleep better :/

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I have no suggestions, becuase I am right there with you, with my 13 month old. Since she was born, she has "slept through the night" (5 hours and 6 hours) exactly two times. Nurses every 45 mins-2 hours every night, all night long. I am beyond exhausted and have an older child to care for, as well. Best to you!


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If we do have to night-wean, we will try Dr. Jay's method after he turns one. He's a stubborn baby so I don't know if it'll work!

Yes, I am very exhausted but mostly ok with it at this point. I am still worried for him, though, and how tired he is throughout the day. Given that he's doing great in terms of development (physical and behavioral), maybe it's not a big a concern...

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