We started with nights. It meant a lot of holding him while he cried, but it was worth it, and he woke up less often. We were still cosleeping, and I slept topless, so I started wearing a shirt so it wasn't so available, and he couldn't smell them as easily. Next, we slowly tarted eliminating daytime feeds, turning him down occasionally, and breaking his habit of falling asleep on the breast. We managed a night away during this time, which was fantastic. We've done several of them now. About a week and a half ago, we did two nights away, and I decided that since we were down to once a day or so (and his teeth have been killing me), we just wouldn't start back up when he got home. He wasn't too thrilled, and he still asks for it before going to bed, but I've found that asking him if he's hungry or thirsty (he has signs for these) usually means I can distract him with a snack or water. He's 18 months, BTW.
at 1:50 AM on Mar. 17, 2010