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justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" There are several reasons it is different. ... [snip!] ... I feel like he might get better sleep if he is night weaned I guess? How did you go about it if you dont mind me asking :D?"

I started off by first offering other alternatives (cuddles, back rubbing, etc) and at first that always was turned down of course & then I shortened how long they nursed. So I started by timing it & figuring out an average time & reducing that slowly. When we'd be close to the "time's up", I'd give them notice by counting down backward, so it didn't seem like an abrupt end to nursing. This of course means too that if they start to dose, you have to unlatch & then offer back rubs/cuddles, so they start to dose off the breast rather than falling asleep. For both kids, once they didn't nurse to sleep, they rarely nursed in the middle of the night anymore & when they woke, I'd try to comfort first & if they really wanted to nurse, I did, but it wasn't often. I also found with both it felt like we made little progress at first & then some & then stalled & then progress, so don't loose hope. When we got to the end with each it felt like it was sudden, like we'd stalled in making progress & then all of a sudden they were fine to to go to sleep with little to no comfort from em and slept all night with never needing to nurse AND they slept with me, so it's not like I wouldn't know if they were waking.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" If it did the opposite, my daughter ... [snip!] ... teeth tho ...my SIL was breastfed until she was 2 and has really bad teeth alignment....I think genes come into play too."

I think genes always come into play with everything. I think it is just matter of genes/environmental factors/etc and then what you do after that as well.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I started off by first offering other alternatives (cuddles, back rubbing, etc) and at first that always ... [snip!] ... and slept all night with never needing to nurse AND they slept with me, so it's not like I wouldn't know if they were waking."</blockquote>




Yeah he pretty much gets b**bs whenever he wants....comfort wise especially. This will be fun when I decide to start heh. Thanks for the tips!

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I started off by first offering other ... [snip!] ... much gets b**bs whenever he wants....comfort wise especially. This will be fun when I decide to start heh. Thanks for the tips!"

It actually was fine with both kids & they were boobaholics. You might be surprised. I didn't cut out ANY other nursing, just the one going to bed & the rest stayed how it was & they didn't fight it too bad at all.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" There are several reasons it is different. #1 for most normally developing kids, formula is of no greater ... [snip!] ... more in line with how our biology works. A child will give it up on their own, without prodding, when they no longer need it."</blockquote>




That is really really interesting! Thanks for taking the time to post :)

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting hobbit*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" There are several reasons it is different. ... [snip!] ... when they no longer need it."</blockquote> That is really really interesting! Thanks for taking the time to post :)"

No problem momma. Do what works for you & your child. Believe me, I've heard plenty of shit talking about me nursing my kids. People always have shit to say. :wink: