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    Exclamation Help! 16 mths and still waking up 3 times a night!

    DD weaned from the breast at 13 mths. Not by my choice. I used to feed her back to sleep. I now give her bottles of cows milk when she wakes in the night (i know not good, tooth decay etc). I don't want to keep giving her bottles, but she puts on an almighty tantrum if I only offer her water in a cup. I need sleep, I work outside the home...any suggestions?

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    Default Help! 16 mths and still waking up 3 times a night!

    Try a gradual weaning process. We slowly reduced the amount of milk given overnight by 5 -10 mls every 2-3 nights until you get down to 50 mls or less. You can even try diluting the milk with a bit of water once you get down to 30-50mls.

    This is how we gently stopped our bubs from waking frequently overnight for nightly feeds. Sometimes the body wakes frequently coz it is used to being regularly fed overnight. We too tried water with absolutely no success. Our little one used to scream the place down and refused to go to sleep until he got his milk. Gradual weaning may take a couple of days though but much gentler and in our experience, most effective.

    Good luck.

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    Default Help! 16 mths and still waking up 3 times a night!

    Try the "wake to sleep" trick. Not that it worked for me but it does for some people.

    Dr jay gordons nightweaning worked for us beautifully.

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    Default Help! 16 mths and still waking up 3 times a night!

    Cold turkey both times with my 2, for the same reason. One was 18 months, the other was 2.5!


 

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