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    Default Success night-weaning on your own?

    I am wondering if anyone has been able to nightwean an older child on their own while still co-sleeping? Would you mind sharing your stories. I need to night wean, or at least start limiting night nursing. I do not have the patience for hour long night nursing sessions anymore. I also need her to get in her own bed in time, but one thing at a time. I know some of you had said about singing a song to limit the time - what if she starts freaking out because she wants to nurse? How do you handle that? I can't have DH help because he's not home.
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    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    then she'll shead a few tears and thats ok...

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    But I'm pretty sure she will freak, complete tantrum. More than a few tears...Is that still OK?
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    your pg right?
    I found I had to wean Phillip, he was about 18 months old and he did pretty well. I had such nipple pain and he was driving me bonkers.
    We started with day time when we were up and about.
    And the last feed to go was the go to sleep for the night.

    Have you thougt about putting some distance between you and her at night?sometimes that helps. You can always go back to co-sleeping if it doesn't work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*andrea.wolford View Post
    your pg right?
    I found I had to wean Phillip, he was about 18 months old and he did pretty well. I had such nipple pain and he was driving me bonkers.
    We started with day time when we were up and about.
    And the last feed to go was the go to sleep for the night.

    Have you thougt about putting some distance between you and her at night?sometimes that helps. You can always go back to co-sleeping if it doesn't work out.
    Yes, I'm pg. I think it would have been easier if she was 18 months instead of going on 3. She's very demanding and knows what she wants and is not easily distracted.

    We have a bed for her that she wants nothing to do with. I'd like her to sleep in it but I don't know how to go about that either. I need to get on the ball and do her room for her.

    ETA: She's not really nursing during the day anymore. Maybe once on the weekends. And if she does it's not for a long time. Its the night thats killing me.
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    that's good your on the right track!

    If you pretend like your sleeping does she help her self?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*andrea.wolford View Post
    that's good your on the right track!

    If you pretend like your sleeping does she help her self?
    yes! And if she can't get to them she starts getting really upset.
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    turtle neck night gown time...

    I started putting a regular bra on at night with sarah, I know it was sort of mean but I was done! I even thought shoot I should get pg again so she'll wean and that's realy not a good reason to have another child.

    My hubby was no help night times at all, and he needed his rest cause he works a crazy shift at work.

    keep talking with her, and make a deal. IF you'll try your new bed for at least part of the night then you can have something she realy likes.
    IT can be something very small to start with.

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    we used to sing the 2nd song in this clip..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Baw1G...eature=related

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