Re: When should I night wean?
I've been struggling with this decision as well. DS is 17 months and insists on having a nip as a pacifier from 3-6am. It's starting to get irksome because if I shift at all in bed he immediately looks for it again. I didn't night wean J until he was 22 mo - and even then it was because I was pregnant and exhausted and needed my rest to be a good mommy. I feel like I don't really have a reason other than I'm mildly annoyed. I havent started anything yet because I know what a valuable tool night nursing is for the molars, and I don't think he's really at an age to understand the Jay Gordan method yet. I used that with J and it worked great, so when I make the leap I'll definetly do it again. It's the timing that is proving to be tricky.
Emily, mommy to
Jeremija Charles - 5/30/07 - nursed 26 mo, and
Aleksandar Hayes - 12/13/09 - nursing strong!
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