DD is 2 1/2. A few months ago I nightweaned her and she's been doing great. She usually goes to bed at 8pm and wakes up at 7am, then nurses.
Ten days ago, she came down with a very severe cold. She lost over a pound while sick. She very small to start with (she was a 29 week preeemie and now weighs 25 pounds; she was over 26 before he got sick). About a week ago, she started waking up at 2am asking to nurse. At first I hesitated to go that route, but then I thought that perhaps she was trying to replace the calories she lost while sick, so started night nursing again.
She's almost completely over this cold and is slowly putting the weight back on. I am wondering what I should do next. Do I keep night nursing until she's back up to his usual weight? Her daytime appetite has been steadily picking back up, so I really don't know if she needs to nurse at night. When she sleeps through the night, she is a much happier person overall.
So do I nightwean again, or do I weight until I see more weight gain and nightwean after that? Also, what kind of message am I sending to her by saying "yes, you can nurse at night this week" and then cutting him off the next week? Did I send mixed signals? Should I not have nursed her at night at all??