• M
  • Sandy Springs, United States
  • 24 days ago

Night weaning

Any tips or advice on night weaning? I’m a single mom so there isn’t anyone else I can send in for just comfort. He wants to nurse back to sleep every time he wakes up. I don’t believe in letting him cry it out for more than like five minutes.
  • H
  • Tacoma, United States
  • 17 days ago

I’m just seconding what a lot of mommas are saying. Just listen to your little one. At about 4 months in I decided that I couldn’t keep up with all of the different books and advice on breastfeeding and sleeping, so I decided to just do what I felt like she needed. We went through phases, going from one night feeding to waking up once without needing any boob time, to waking up and needing all the comfort in the world and not going to sleep for two hours, back to one wake up a night needing no boob time, and now (she is 9 months) we get about half nights with her sleeping through the night and the other half with one wake up and I only breastfeed her if she is particularly out of sorts. Also remember they will need to eat more during growth spurts and the need more comfort during the mental developmental leaps.

  • M
  • 22 days ago

W baby you’ll want to quit 100 times a day at times but don’t. You’ll be glad should nursed as soon as his fists get tight during the day and at night don’t let more than 2.5 hours go by without feeding. Is more work but you’ll be glad you did. You won’t have to worry about meningitis which is lethal for babies, cold and the flu ( we don’t vaccinate for flu because it’s not even 10% effective) none of the families who have followed this advice have had their babies sick for the first year or so. Anything I can do to help lmk :) I’m happy to!

  • A
  • Paris, United States
  • 23 days ago

My pediatrician made me feel like a criminal for wishing my 6 month old would sleep through the night. Then at 9 months, they were worried that he wasn’t sleeping through the night 🙄 I couldn’t win! I don’t do cry it out well at all either. I say, you know your baby & what he needs best. I let it go on too long, but it finally ended on its own organically. That worked for me. My pediatrician, of course, hated that plan. But not once did she offer to come spend the night & help me 🤔

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  • M
  • Parker, United States
  • 24 days ago

4 month is very early to night wean. Many breastfed babies wake to eat during the night until close to one year. If baby wakes to feed he should be fed... My oldest had at least one night feed until close to 12 months and my 5 month old currently feeds twice during the night. Their bellies are small and require feedings more often at this age.

  • A
  • Elmont, United States
  • 24 days ago

I stopped night nursing when my daughter was 5 months. She would fall asleep soon as I put her on my boob so I just stopped she cried for a couple nights but since then she sleeps 12 hrs a night

  • A
  • Elmont, United States
  • 24 days ago

Well I put the crib right next to the bed so whenever she woke up I just held her hand or patted her. I didn’t want to confuse her by picking her up. I knew she was fine even when she cried because I gave her the habit of nursing to put her back to sleep. Singing to her, patting to her and holding her hand all helped with putting her back to sleep.

  • M
  • Sandy Springs, United States
  • 24 days ago

That’s basically exactly what he does. Now sometimes he is hungry and will eat a bit, but more often than not he just holds it in his mouth. Did you just hold her when she woke up or just comforted her from beside her bed? I really won’t want to let him just lay there and cry.

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