Before you listen to this episode, make sure you listened to Episode 032. It's all about how and why we started night weaning.
This episode is the tail end of that experience. I'm proud to say that we are all much happier as a family.
Night weaning is NOT a necessary step for a breastfeeding relationship. Mothers and their children can nurse for however long they want and whenever they want. Night weaning is an option for you if the night nursing relationship is no longer working for you. There are so many options on how to night wean.
I read the Jay Gordon method, the Dr. Sears method, and a couple of mommy blogs to see how they night weaned. We chose to follow Dr. Sears advice to have the non-nursing parent wake and console the baby. It worked best for us. If you want to night wean, have a conversation with your partner and decide what's the best way to proceed. Then move forward as planned. If your child responds well, continue going. By well, I mean there will be some crying but they eventually fall back to sleep and begin understanding the process. If you're child does not respond well, reassess if this is the best decision.
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