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November 28th, 2011, 02:47 PM
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hi there everyone! I'm Lucy and I'm nursing my 13-month-old Ripley. I resumed full time work when she was 8 months, and since then she has been an avid night nurser! I understand that she's needing the closeness, which I love too, since we're apart all day. however, I would love to hear from anyone who may have some tips for getting at least SOME sleep I do love or nightly snuggles but would like to at least be able to get a couple zzz and be able to get up to pee without her crying for me. ?
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November 29th, 2011, 05:45 AM
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Have you read the No Cry Sleep Solution? she has some tips for dealing with nighttime nursing that really helped us. We used it at 15 months and prior to that, DD was nursing, no joke, 6-10 times a night. It took it down to an average of 2 times and at 2 years i night weaned her.
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November 29th, 2011, 07:20 AM
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Have you read the No Cry Sleep Solution? she has some tips for dealing with nighttime nursing that really helped us. We used it at 15 months and prior to that, DD was nursing, no joke, 6-10 times a night. It took it down to an average of 2 times and at 2 years i night weaned her.
I do have that book, but haven't read it in depth. I read the section about night nursing though. I'll have to take another look! I remember it suggesting to tell the baby that the milk went 'night night' or something similar. I remember thinking that I should teach Ripley what night night is! right now if I don't promptly provide the 'milk' she cries. then we're all awake. my husband recently suggested she be weaned so we could all get more sleep. sorry buddy, not gonna happen. some nights I reach my limit and have him go rock her. then I get a moment of sleep! most of the time she nurses 4-5 times, but some nights she cries any time she unlatches I'll give the book another read! I'm glad to hear it works!

will this work with co-sleeping it seems like the temptation would still be there!
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November 30th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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I have no advice. My DD is 16 months old and still night nursing. For a while we were down to about 3x/night for only 5-10 minutes each but about a week ago she cut 4 molars almost at the same time and now it's about 5x per night for 20-30 minutes each because I think she's using nursing to comfort herself from the pain. I had intended to try to night wean in around 3 weeks because I have almost two weeks off from work, but I don't think I can do it. I'd love to, but I don't think I want to take that comfort away from her. I'm going to think about it some more.
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December 2nd, 2011, 06:02 AM
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we coslept until like a week ago and are still sort of cosleeping. the no cry sleep solution helped drop our nighttime wakings from 6-10 times a night to 2-3 times a night. A big switch for us happened around 22 months when i stopped her from nursing prior to going to sleep and had her read another book, then lay on her pillow, then go to sleep.
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December 31st, 2011, 03:54 PM
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I've done my best to get my son (15 months) to eat right before bed. I'll try everything else (rocking, bouncing and snuggling) before I nurse.

I've found that wearing a sweat shirt seems to block the *booby smell*. He still nurses around 1 am and 3 am.
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I do have that book, but haven't read it in depth. I read the section about night nursing though. I'll have to take another look! I remember it suggesting to tell the baby that the milk went 'night night' or something similar. I remember thinking that I should teach Ripley what night night is! right now if I don't promptly provide the 'milk' she cries. then we're all awake. my husband recently suggested she be weaned so we could all get more sleep. sorry buddy, not gonna happen. some nights I reach my limit and have him go rock her. then I get a moment of sleep! most of the time she nurses 4-5 times, but some nights she cries any time she unlatches I'll give the book another read! I'm glad to hear it works!

will this work with co-sleeping it seems like the temptation would still be there!
Hi i'm new here too. I was having the same issues with an avid night nurser just past 1 year. she was waking every hour and it drove me nuts. Someone suggested this book to me because I was begging for sleep, since I work full time. I actually tried the "milky went night night" approach from this book and it worked! I was skeptical but it worked the first night! I would let her nurse a bit, tell her so say good night and that the milk went night night. We co-sleep (which is our next adventure to break) and she still wanted to snuggle them, but there were no tears. Now I only nurse before bed and she sleeps the whole night without waking to nurse.

I honestly didn't and still havent made it through the rest of the book because every time I try to read, I fall asleep!
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