I started night weaning my 22 month old last night. I told her that mummy's "nummies" are sick and that she has to have milk before she goes to sleep. To my surprise she was happy to have the milk, then I turned off the light and told her that mummy is going to sleep. (We co-sleep) It took her 40 minutes but she fell asleep on her own + without crying. I couldn't believe it. Well she woke up at 1 am and started crying for the breast. I gave her some water, but this didn't make her happy. She continued crying, so I gave in and let her fall asleep on the breast again. Same happened at 5am in the morning.
Tonight I told her the same story and she had her milk and fell asleep on her own in 30 min.
So my question is when she wakes up again at 1 am, should I maybe offer her some milk from a cup instead of water? Or should I offer water and just comfort her without the breast until she falls asleep?
I'm happy to breastfeed her at 5am for another week or 2.
I would appreciate any advice.