Owen has always been an ok sleeper. He still wakes up about 3 times during the night and wants to nurse...ok, maybe thats not too good of a sleeper. I have always done ok on little sleep, I was the girl in college that instigated going to mexican food at 3am. Recently I have started thinking it would probably be best for both of us to get a full nights sleep. I think not sleeping through the night is harder on me than I realize. So I decided to see how night weaning would go. My plan...
Step 1 Let him nurse shortly, give him his pacifier and soothe him back to sleep (stroke his hair and sing to him)
Step 2 No nursing, give him his pacifier and soothe him back to sleep (stroke his hair and sing to him)
Step 3 Mommy and baby sleep through the night!
It sounded like a pretty good plan. Last night was the 6th night of trying it out. The first three nights I was actually encouraged. I tried nursing him for a shorter time, giving him his pacifier and soothing him back to sleep. It worked! The last three nights haven't gone so good. He woke up very upset, would not take his pacifier at all and wanted nothing to do with the soothing him to sleep stuff. He woke up wanting to nurse around 6 times. Then yesterday I discovered the problem. He cut another molar! Thats 10 teeth and another on the way. Poor little guy. We will have to try again when he is not teething. In the mean time...Did you wean your baby from night feeding? What have you tried that worked? Does your little one sleep through the night? Any advice?