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My dd was 2 in April. She has always slept with me of course nursed at night. She is down to once or twice a night with lots of nursung in the hour before we get up. I am thinking of weaning her at night and I am wanting to hear others experiences.<br>
I did try once- we talked about it a lot beforehand- but then she ws up for an hour and a half in the middle of the night. She would be just about asleep and then jolt awake saying 'Nurse! Nurse!'. I finally nursed her and she stayed on the breast a long time.<br>
I work on call and I am sometimes gone overnight. I guess I am weighing the stress (on her) of weaning her so she'll sleep while I'm at births, or the sadness of waking at night without me...<br>
Thanks mamas.
 

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We're night weaning right now.<br><br>
Our little guy is 17 months and, well, it's time. We'll continue to nurse during the day but are really making an effort to change his night nursing habits.<br><br>
This is our strategy: my DH is taking over at night while I sleep in another room. Tonight is night #3 and so far, so good. My little guy wakes up, cries a bit while DH soothes him back to sleep. He's offered him water but the baby has refused it so far.<br><br>
He's waking less and sleeping more and nursing at about 6-7 in the morning when I (and he) get up.<br><br>
We talked about it before we started and the little guy seemed to understand (his lower lip got big and he looked sad)...sigh.<br><br>
Dh is great about this though he misses me...sigh.<br><br>
We hope to all be back togther (and sleeping!) in the same bed by next week sometime.<br><br>
We'll see.<br><br>
good luck.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 
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