My night woes have not improved and DH is now on holiday break, so I'm at the time when I wanted to attempt partially night weaning DD. Unfortunately, there's a kink in my plan: DD had an icky bug earlier this week which resulted in a lot of vomiting. For the last 4 days, she's basically been consuming nothing but breastmilk. She might have a couple sips of water, but she's refusing all solids, even soft things she usually enjoys like yogurt and oatmeal. She's been peeing less, but still within normal range (I think), and her poops are liquidy again. She's been nursing non-stop. Last night it was every 30 minutes-2 hours, and it's been 1-2 hours during the day. So I have a couple questions:
1) How long can an active toddler subsist on only BM? She's got tons of energy and seems to be over her sickness, but still seems uninterested in eating. I worry my supply is not adequate to be EBF at this point, which is maybe why she's wanting to nurse so much.
2) Is this a terrible time to attempt partial night weaning? I'm talking like 3-5 hours here, using Jay Gordon's method. Should I wait until she's eating more solids again so I'm sure she's getting enough calories? I wanted to do it while DH is home in case I need extra help during the day because I'm exhausted or in settling DD at night
3) DD is going back and forth between the big bed and the side car at night. I want to put the side on the crib and push it away from the bed. I'd still have DD in the bed for part of the night, but I want her to start getting accustomed to sleeping without me (she does fine napping w/out me.) Again, is this a terrible time? I was thinking I'd do the crib thing for a few nights before I attempt the partial night weaning, to get her used to it and see if maybe sleeping alone takes her mind off of nursing anyway.