Since she's still only 10 months, I wouldn't try to drop any feedings right now. Again, weaning from the breast isn't supposed to even begin until a year. If you were going to drop nursing sessions at this point, you'd need to replace dropped sessions with formula.
Is there a reason why you don't want to nurse at night? As you experienced, trying to soothe baby without nursing can be very challenging, especially when the baby is teething or sick or something.