First a warning: I used this after the 1 year mark, with excursively breastfed babies; while the concept translates, results will vary.
Institute a "no milk" period during the night. Choose the most precious 4 hours of the night and commit to getting to sleep through them, even if it means giving them up for a few nights. Now from midnight to 4AM you will not feed your baby. You will not even turn on a light. You should still pick up and comfort your baby, and even hold him for an hour if you need to, but do not get the bottle or turn on any lights until 4 AM. The first night is excruciating, the second night is better, but still hard. For me the third night was easy, and the fourth night I was not awakened till after my time period. Once your baby understands that when it is dark and the lights are off there will be no food, you can expand the no feed time till dawn, and soon you will have a night weened child.
at 2:21 PM on Mar. 17, 2009