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It's time, we have decided. My son (22mo) is attached to me all night long, he has been using his teeth a lot also. My back aches from having to be in an uncomfortable position all night long, as soon as I take it out he asks for it back. It's been driving us all crazy.<br><br><br>
Anyways, tonight is the night, I'm starting to get a tad nervous, but I really feel in my heart we are making the right decision.<br><br>
I just want to be sure I have my stories straight on what to do. I sleep in the other room and dh comforts him, correct? I feel so bad being out of it, it doesn't seem right, but I'm ok doing it.<br><br>
Any suggestions?
 

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It was easier for me to do it than hubby. I just layed next to him and kept saying "yes, we'll do nursing when the sun comes up". It became a chant/song. "yes, when the sun comes up...yes, when the sun comes up". My guy hates the word "no" and I try not to use it when it's not necessary.
 

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That's what a lot of people do, but don't feel there's any one right way. whatever feels best for everyone involved. If you think it would go better with you there, by all means give that a whirl.<br><br>
Did you read Dr. Gordon's tips on nightweaning? Some good suggestions there.<br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> We are headed for the same point very soon -- probably Easter weekend so DP will be able to help out and still get some sleep since he won't have to go to work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I took the advice of a friend to say "Boobies are going to sleep now. When the sun comes up you can nurse". It worked so well for 2 nights and he didn't even ask. Then the third night he had a bad day that day, had gotten into some red food dye somewhere, was wild and uncontrollable all day, so when he asked that night I didn't refuse. IT didn't seem fair to turn down something he obviously needed so much. We didn't break that cycle. We're back to 4-5 times per night (hes 3.5).<br><br>
So, in other words, I'm not that much help, but the advice my friend gave seemed like it would work.
 

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Well, last night went amazingly well. I decided to stay in the room,but dh would sleep next to him. Initally ds got really upset because he couldn't find me, so I told him I was there. I told him at the last nurse about how "mee nah moes" are going night night, and when the sun comes up we can have mee nah moes again. He was a little upset, but mostly just had a hard time going back to sleep on his own. So my husband sang for almost an hour, and that was it. He slept on my chest, but he never tugged at my shirt, or .... anything.<br><br>
It went so good, I really hope it continues. This morning he woke up at 6 a.m and there was sunshine so he had it, and then he went back to sleep until 7:15 and woke up in the best mood, so silly and happy. He didn't nurse until 9 and really he didn't nurse much then anyhow, he just wanted to see if he could. Then he didn't nurse until... get this...... 5 p.m He didn't ask until then!<br><br><br>
Tonight I read good night moon and add-libbed the part about good night papa good night nona good night bear and louie, good night mama and good night mee nah moes. He told me the moon was out and mee nah moes all done, and 'sunshine come out and mee nah moe sunshine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I will be very happy if we get to the age of two and then I'm done nursing, so this is really good for us.<br><br>
Cross your fingers for tonight!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Glad it's going well! I just started night weaning my 2 year old and it's going really well too. I think waiting until they can understand is really helpful for all invovlved. They know that they can have it in the morning and it really comforts them. I can't believe I get to sleep more than 2 hours in a row now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Congratulations! I hope to be joining you after DD is done w/ her teething. I am dreading it a bit... she still nurses 4x a night!! Your story gives me hope. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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well.......... so the first night was great, the last four have been... not so great. He understands the concept though, so he doesn't even ask for it, but he has a hard time going back to sleep..... it's been kinda rough, but not nearly as bad as expected. The time change is messing this up though, he was suppose to nurse when sunshine was out, I think 6 a.m is good, except that now sunshine isn't out until 7.... argh. I don't want to have him wait until then, but... I don't know, I want him to understand it's just when sunshine is out. so I've been pretended to look out the blinds and say ok sunshine is outside, mee nah moe wake up. The last time I nurse him is 10 p.m. I've been thinking though, sometimes he goes to sleep at 8. Maybe I should nurse him one more time at 10, while he is sleeping, or no? I haven't been, but I thought it might help.<br><br>
Who knows at this point? We're just trying to stick with it. My milk supply is dwindling though.
 
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