Last edited by LLL_Jolie; March 24th, 2007 at 04:22 PM. Reason: Add a link
Wish I would have seen that article on weening when your pregnant about 6 months ago!
I have a 32 month old son who is been nursed. He won't go to sleep unless I breastfeed him. My question is that he is not sleeping a full night. He wakes up about 3 times during the night. I am really tired of not having a full night sleep and my back is beginning to bother me. Is it normal for him to behave l this way? I have tried to let him cry and soothe himself to sleep but he begins to cry more. He shares a room with his sister and she goes to school so obviously I can't let him cry for too long. I don't know what to do? There are nights when he wants to be latched on for hours. What can I do?
I fully empathize with the both of you. I'm in the same boat. I have a 12 month old that refuses to go down without the breast whenever I'm around, and still gives my husband a hard time when I'm not there. He nurses through out the night. My sitter is able to get him down for nap, but he just doesn't cooperate with us. Please share any ideas that you may come up with. Thank you
Hey, that's a tough situation. Perhaps Elizabeth Pantley's book, 'The No-Cry Sleep Solution' might help (NAYY). She addresses night weaning and problems that are mentioned in this thread. I bought it when DD was 6 weeks old, and used it so far to help *DH* handle bed-sharing
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Ouch! Is it thrush or Raynaud's phenomenon?
I have Raynaud's and it's both livable & treatable
I have tried everything in htis article. My daughter drinks from a cup, eats from a plate, sleeps in the car just to avid giving her the breast and she still wants it. I even over feed her and she still wants the breast sometimes after a meal. I would have to disappear for her to stop becasue she doesn't think about it. I have been breastfeeding for almost 19 months with her. I never did it that long with my sons. After I did and have taken all the steps into weaning her off what is next?
The "No-Cry Sleep Solution" made it possible for us to sensitively night wean our then 14 month-old. I was newly pregnant and only just back at work, which was night work, so it was the only solution for us. Moving the milk and increasingly involving dad in night parenting helped him sleep through and we all felt better for it.
I can really relate to some of the posts I've read here and after happily BF my almost 2 year old , I feel like his aggression and Boob-crazed all-nighters are making us all too tired and frustrated to continue. We began the process 2 months ago by trying Dr. Gordan's method and even made a book about "No milk until morning," inevitably I would wake to him climbing all over me, ripping my shirt off, screaming "Mama milk" multiple times throughout the night. His 2 year molars are in and the behavior has continued, so we decided to try the "weaning vacation," which I am on right now. My husband says he has gone down to bed without a hitch and slept through the night last night, so it seems that for us all to be at peace is the best thing for our family.
I do have a couple of concerns/questions for the group:
1. Anyone have suggestions for a good way to ease me back into sleeping there/putting him to bed, as not to re-trigger the pattern?
2. I want my milk supply to slow down/dry up soon, but waking up engorged and sore. So far I've pumped a few times each day to relieve the pressure, as well as have a few bottles for Rane during this transition. I don't want to stimulate my production too much, or get engorged, but am wondering if I should be doing something else to ease this transition (apart from taking prescription medication).
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You may want to night wean without having to wean completely, which I did at 2.5 months with my son. He cried for four hours the first night but eventually stopped! It almost killed me! And then an hour or so for a few more nights sometimes a few times a night but all crying stopped within 10 days! Sleep definitely improved, his and mine!