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I feel I am in a delimma right now. I have never had to "wean" as my girls, self weaned at around a year. My son loves to nurse though, and I have no problem continuing on, however at nighttime it is becoming to much, he is still waking up every two hours to nurse, I know he doesn't need it as he doesn't drink a lot just enough to get him back to sleep. And I'm exhausted. Before the holidays he was only waking up once at 4, and then again at 6. Which I could handle. But having three weeks of every couple of hours is taking it's toll on me, and more importantly on my children, as I don't have the energy to do what they are used to doing with me. The other part of his nursing so much at night, is I cant seem to get enough calories into me, and the first half of the day I'm shaking I'm so hungry.<br>
So I think I'm going to have to night wean, but I feel guilty even thinking about it. And I don't have a clue how to even start to do it. So any suggestions would be helpful.<br>
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<p><span>Its hard. I'm on the tail end of nightweaning our son (almost 15m)</span> I feel guilty, but with another on the way there is no way I can continue.</p>
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<p>We used the below method, but we stretched each stage to be longer, like a week.</p>
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<p>I wasn't easy, but DS is now putting himself to sleep most of the time, though last night he was startled (dog went crazy barking) and I did nurse him because he was so disoriented.</p>
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<p>Good luck!</p>
 

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Thanks for the link! It makes a lot of sense to try it that way. I'm hoping that it is just a growth spurt and he'll go back to what he was doing before, but if he doesn't by the end of this weekend I think I'm going to have to start night weaning.<br>
 
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