I think my once night weaned LO is getting her molars... Back to night time feedings? - Mothering Forums

 
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I used Jay Gordon's night weaning method when DD was 13 months and everything was surprisingly easy and up until about a week ago I could count on her mostly sleeping through her 7 hour window, or at least being easily soothed back to sleep with a snuggle.  Cut to the last week and she has been up A LOT and a bit more challenging to get back to sleep.  She often has a finger stuck in her mouth all day and I feel she may be getting molars. To save the sanity of DH and I, should I revert back to night feeds? Once these teeth do pop through, I'm not looking forward to the idea of re-weaning a nearly 16 month old strong willed toddler... Any BTDT experience?


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My thought has always been do what works to get the most sleep possible. That meant night weaning happened much later, around 18 months and I let her nurse when she was teething or ill. It was fairly sporadic and she didn't need to nurse all night every night while teething but if I had trouble getting her back down then I'd let her. I treated it on a by-waking basis and made my decision based on how much she seemed to need it. Mind you I didnt follow any plan to nightwean so i dont know if that would have changed my stance. I discouraged night nursing but throughout the weaning processi gave in when she seemed to need it more.
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Thanks skycheat, always so reasonable! Wouldn't you know she has been sleeping pretty well the last few nights...


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You just made my day! "Reasonable" is not a word I identify with right now: 30 weeks pregnant and super emotional wink1.gif

Eta: that's great that she's been sleeping better. I find every time I post here about sleep issues, they start to magically resolve themselves lol
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