In a recent attempt to get our one-year-old to sleep in longer stretches and give up the comfort nursing she wants (she wakes the first time about 3 to 4 hours after falling asleep at night), I let her cry...first for 5 minutes, then I went and soothed her and put her back down. She screamed for about 3 minutes and then it was silent and I thought, oh, that was easy. 10 minutes later she screamed for another 3 minutes and then it was silent for 15 minutes. BTW, she has never taken a bottle or paci. By the 4th time I felt that she legitimately needed something...either she was uncomfortable with teething, was wet or dirty or genuinely wanting liquid. So, I nursed her, she chugged (and I felt guilty), and then went right back to sleep. I would like to cut out one nursing session at night and so I figured this was how to do it...was I wrong? What do you think my baby was trying to tell me? That she's not ready yet?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:43 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by new_mom808 at 9:28 PM on Jul. 12, 2010
There are some good suggestions on how to night wean a breastfeeding one year old, with out using CIO, at http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html
I have a 12 mo old who is still nursing during the night. I've read over these suggestions and am considering trying it!
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