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Well, Ivey is pretty much nightweaned...on accident. LOL We were planning on taking things REALLY slowly. (I wanted her nightweaned before the baby comes just because I go through stages where I have a really difficult time nursing all night long just with her and I didn't want any resentment when baby is here....but I'm no where near ready for her to stop nursing completely!!!! BUT, we were going to wait until a bit longer to cut out anymore sessions for the sake of my milk supply) I cut out nursing sessions after 5 a.m. starting a few weeks ago, and she did fine with that...a bit of crying the first night but that's all. So that was working great for a while. Then about a week and a half ago, when she woke up to nurse around 2 a.m. I was so tired that I wasn't really paying attention and just put her back to sleep. Well...the next night she slept from about 10-6 without nursing so I figured maybe this was the answer to my prayers (I've been praying about how this nightweaning stuff is going to work and that it'll be easy on all of us, especially the boob fiend, and stuff like that) and so I just chose to stick it out. She's only nursed after 10-11pm once since then, and that's when we got home at 5 a.m. from our black friday trip to the mall at 1 a.m. LOL (she slept the entire time...go figure...she never sleeps like that for me at home!) Usually I can get her back to sleep really quickly just by cuddling with her and sometimes she cries a bit, but we still have times where she cries for a few minutes before settling down.<br><br>
So, while I'm feeling really good about it working out already (I'd like it to be consistent before baby so there's less chance of reverting to all night nursing then) I'm just sad that there's a much higher chance of my milk supply dropping or disappearing now. I still have plenty of milk, she still nurses at least a few times a day and during naps. But it just makes me nervous. Especially during this time of year with sickies all around!! So I've just been trying to remind myself that I could squeeze out colostrum around 18-19 weeks when I was pg with her, so maybe I'll just get in colostrum early again and she'll get lots of that.
 

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I'm glad it wasn't traumatic, and I hope your nights are more restful now! Here's to a continued healthy milk supply <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 
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