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    Default What age did your LO night wean?

    And did you do anything to encourage it?

    Just curious what other people have found the norm to be.

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    DD woke up for feeding only some nights from about 8 months, and stopped completely by 11 months.

    She had been a terrible sleeper, and at 8 months, we started letting her sleep in our bed instead of the cot. She just started sleeping better and because she didn't wake up, she didn't ask for milk. We didn't intentionally night wean her, but the sleeping arrangements seemed to have that effect.

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    Thanks. Interesting how bed sharing was the answer! Not going to happen here tho!!

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    Around 9 months I decided enough was enough. We had 2-3 pretty wakeful nights, but she'd been waking 1-3 hourly anyway so it wasn't much different. Since then she's slept through the night till 4 or 5. I am convinced she started sleeping through because she didn't wake looking for a feed. Now if she wakes in the night all it takes is 5 minutes patting and she's back down, but that only happens once a night maybe a few times a week.
    We weaned her just by DP going in and resettling her when she woke, he would pat her or bounce her on the fit ball.

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    I actively night weaned DDat 12 months.

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    Night weaning was an active choice made by me when DS was 10 months old. Up until that point he had never slept through and it was clear that his night feeds were for comfort not because he was actually hungry.

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    About 3 months, he had gradually been drinking less and sleeping longer. We didn't have to actively wean him off the night feeds.

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    DD night weaned at about 16mths after I got gastro and my supply dropped. She was only having one feed during the night by then. We did actively encourage her to drop from two to one night feed around 11mths.

    DS is 11mths and still feeds twice overnight. We plan to encourage him to drop at least one of those in the next month or so

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    12 months I stopped offering boob overnight (although she rarely woke anyway).
    Kept feeding at wake up and last thing before bed until 18 months, dropped morning feed and continued last feed at night until 22 months.


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    Thanks all for your responses.

    DS is 8 months and currently feeds between 1-3 times at night but it's purely comfort.

    I'm going back to work when he's 11 months and will be doing 1-2 night shifts a week. Problem is he won't take a bottle, have tried, so I guess we need to night wean before then. Not really looking forward to the process tho, but good to hear others have done it successfully.


 

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