Re: Night weaning for 20-lb four-month-old
I understand. It's really hard to nurse a ginormous baby who is clearly getting enough without thinking "Fer crying out loud kid, you ate enough for a truckload of babies during the day, you don't need to be eating now, too!" But babies nurse for so many reasons. I am sure your LO needs your comfort as much as, if not more than, he needs your milk. Especially if his reflux and his laryngomalacia are upsetting him...
I don't have too much of a problem with the night waking, and I am happy to cuddle, rock, sing, soothe etc. as much as he needs. I just don't want to feed him when he doesn't need food.
Yeah, don't worry! Your LO's rate of weight gain will almost assuredly taper off as he gets more and more mobile. He'll probably end up a skinny minny like my IRL friend's kids: they all hit 25 lbs by 4 months and now can't find pants that don't require a belt to stay on their narrow behinds.
I'm heartened to know that other mamas' enormous babies leveled out as soon as they were mobile! I've been wondering how I will feed a 400-lb 14-year-old.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"