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    Default Bad idea?

    Things are not going well. Do you think it's a step back to encourage Laith to take bottles at night instead of the boob?
    Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
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    Yes!
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    I think it's fine. He's a big boy now. He'd probably be all right night weaning, if you want to.

    I'm sorry things are so hard.
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    I don't. Don't give him a bottle. Beside the issue of Milk pooling on his teeth. why come this far and have to night wean twice? Stay focused. And have patience. You can get where you are going Andrea.

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    So is he about 2.5 years old now? If I were you, I would just work really hard on night weaning, instead of introducing a bottle this late in the game. Have you tried any of Dr. Jay Gordon's techniques for night weaning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*buff24 View Post
    So is he about 2.5 years old now? If I were you, I would just work really hard on night weaning, instead of introducing a bottle this late in the game. Have you tried any of Dr. Jay Gordon's techniques for night weaning?
    I weaned ds2 at night first which allowed me to get more sleep and have more patience for daytime weaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*buff24 View Post
    So is he about 2.5 years old now? If I were you, I would just work really hard on night weaning, instead of introducing a bottle this late in the game. Have you tried any of Dr. Jay Gordon's techniques for night weaning?
    Dr. Gordon worked really well for us.
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    I've read Good Nites cover-to-cover a few times. Laith is not doing well with the boob being removed before he's finished or with being comforted back to sleep by daddy. He fully wakes up, screaming, and hits because he is angry. I didn't want to have to sleep in the other room but I guess it's gotten to that point.

    He's probably not ready to wean. I am ready for him to wean. I just wish this were easier. Or I wish that I could be a SAHM during this weaning period. It would be so much easier if I didn't have to focus so much on work right now.
    Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
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    How about offering a sippy cup of water instead? That way his thirst gets quenched if he's thirsty, but there's no worry about the bottle causing dental decay as there would be with a bottle.

    I know weaning before one member of the nursing couple is ready is tough. Sorry you don't have the luxury of continuing on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    I know weaning before one member of the nursing couple is ready is tough. Sorry you don't have the luxury of continuing on!
    I don't have to wean. I'm just tired and I want a break, especially since my toddler seems to BF more than most other toddlers his age. Plus, I want to get pregnant again in January or after and I just can't go from this to a newborn with no pause in between. I think of nursing a 2nd until 3-4 years and I am all . 7-8 years of my life with at least 1 kid hanging off of a boob seems a bit much. If only I knew I were going to be repaid later on for my efforts (by my son who would be so grateful for all the sacrifices I made for him.) You know, like a guaranteed 5-star nursing home or vacation of my choice or something.
    Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
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