Re: I think I'm ready to wean
This is basically what I did with my first daughter. The night-nursing was so extreme- 5-8 times per night at 10 months- that I finally broke. I finally just put her in her crib wide awake and- as a consequence of being wide awake- screaming mad. She marched around her crib crying while I say next to her on the floor, singing songs and trying to comfort her. Finally, after about 1/2 an hour of angry and sad cries, she hiccuped herself to sleep and slept around 7 hours straight. The next night was the same thing, only this time it took 20 minutes instead of 30. The next night was about 10-15 minutes, and thereafter my LO went right to sleep. It was BRUTAL. No fun for me, and obviously just awful for her. But it was what I needed to do in order to take care of her without resentment and anger- I was becoming literally afraid that I would wake up one night, for the umpteenth time, and go in and shake her. So I totally get that a mom can get to the breaking point- but I wouldn't recommend trying any sort of method that allows for a lot of crying unless you really are at the breaking point. And if you're at the point where total weaning seems attractive to you, maybe you're there.
Originally Posted by @llli*tampamama
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