Night Weaning

We’re doing it. Starting tonight.

M is 16 months old and still nurses down for naps (except the two naps per week she’s with a babysitter), nurses to sleep at night, and nurses back to sleep after at least two, and often three or four, wake-ups at night. I’m ready to be done with the midnight nursing, and I really believe (remind me of this tomorrow when I’m slogging through on too little sleep after a night of screaming baby) that, though she’ll need to get over her inital pissed off reaction to the change, she’s ready for it too.

For the past few days I’ve been talking to her about how the milk needs to go night night when mama does. And I’ve been trying to shorten her night time nursing sessions for the past week or so. But I think from here we just need to go cold turkey. Wish us luck.

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