Re: night weaning question
When you night-wean a toddler, you're asking that kid to discover a whole new way of sleeping. Ever since birth he relied on nursing to help him transition from wakefulness to sleep, so it's going to take him a while to figure out how to get back to sleep without nursing. So you have to be patient, really patient! It's one reason why a lot of us continue to night-nurse our older toddlers- it's so much easier than trying to deal with a 3 hour wake-up in the middle of the night. You're probably already doing this, but keeping it very quiet, very dark, and very calm will help, too. No talking, no turning on lights, no playtime. The more boring it is, the more likely your LO will get drowsy.
ETA: I don't think anyone here is going to criticize you for night-weaning at 14 months old. You've definitely done your due diligence and if you're ready for a good night's sleep or another baby, you should feel free to pursue that!
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