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March 31st, 2010, 01:41 PM
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I will be going back to work in May and I am concerned about the night feedings. Is there a gentle way to wean DD from these feeds without going cold turkey or is cold turkey the best? The night feeds aren't consistent and I admit that sometimes she nurses enough just to go back to sleep. Any advice?

Thanks for all your help!
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April 1st, 2010, 03:45 AM
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The only thing I can suggest is to shorten the nursing sessions a little bit each night until she basically gets the tiniest of drinks. However, it's not "abnormal" for a baby to need a nightfeed until the age of 1.

My DD was 10.5months when she stopped waking for a feed.

On average how many times per night does she wake? Do you try to soothe her other ways or do you just offer the breast?
I had fallen into the habbit of simply offering the breast each time DD woke, I didn't really know I was creating a waking habbit in her. My Health Visitor pointed it out. From there on, I decided not to BF her before midnight if she woke, then after midnight I allowed her 1 BF per night. Then after she got used to that and only waking once, I tried to soothe her with her dummy (paci) and by not picking her up - rubbing her back, shhh'ing, etc.
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April 1st, 2010, 12:15 PM
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She usually only wakes up once between 12-6. I don't mind the night wakings so much but I work shift work and DH has a hard time getting her back to sleep so I was hoping that if we could start working on weaning her it would make things easier. I just don't want to confuse her by BFing her when I am at home at night and then she's wondering where the heck I am when I'm at work.

Thanks for your reply!
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April 1st, 2010, 02:46 PM
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I see your point, consistency would be better. Less confusing.
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