Re: How to night-wean
Eliminate the teething and ear infection possibilities, and then proceed. FWIW, I did something very similar to the Jay Gordon method with my first when she was around 10.5 months old. It worked well- got her down from 5-6 feedings per night to just 1-2- and it worked in under a week. However, I tried again with my second daughter when she was around the same age and could not get it to work. I think she just wasn't ready at the same time her older sister was. So try your best to "read" your baby's readiness if/when you do proceed. Some kids can be night-weaned at nder a year, and others just can't. I hope you have one of the former!
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