Re: Adventures in Night Weaning
I am in the process of completely weaning my DD. We started with the Dr. Jay's night weaning back when she was about a year old, and then on and off again, but then for a few months she was sick, or teething, or sick, or something it seemed like. So we put it on hold. But then, just like you, one night I'd had enough of her having to have my nipple in her mouth all night long. So we started back on the night weaning plan and it was working. And then one day I decided she needed to sleep in her own room. She HATED her crib, so we took it down, put up a bed rail and from that day forward, she's been sleeping in her "big girl bed". She is nursing occasionally...but it's like, once she started sleeping in her own bed she stopped asking to nurse. Like MY bed was the catalyst for nursing. Today, for the first time, DH put her down for a nap and she actually slept! And tonight, she asked for him at bedtime, so he's upstairs doing bedtime duty and I'm down here on my computer! LOL. It's a process. And if something changes and you have to give in and nurse during the night, don't beat yourself up about it. It took us about 6 months to finally get it down. Good luck!
Mom to Caroline born 01.11.10, a 8 y.o. son and 10 y.o. daughter!