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    I just read the thread "giving up night time bottle" and I'm convinced now that offering milk in a bottle is not the right thing to do. Dr J G. doesn't seem to work it. What options do I have left? I'm not sure how to delay the feeds. I think I will just offer water and let her cry. I'm there with her, so hopefully it won't be too traumatic for her.

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    I had an awful time weaning my ds. I tried evrything and I just failed every time. He would scream and scream and eventually I would give in because I was so tired and in the end he learnt if he persisted long enough he would get it.

    After googling different ideas I read about a lady who put clove oil on her nipples. I know this doesnt sound like a nice thing to do at all but I was desperate. Clove oil is safe (its used for tooth aches and teething) but it tastes awful. A few days leading up to it I said when you become a big boy boozie startes tasting yucky and thats why mummy and daddy dont have it. The first night he tried it and said thats yucky and went out to tell his dad as he was a little confused. He whinged a little the first few nights but never went back for more and we had no screaming or crying. It took a few weeks for him to completely forget about it, he started wanting to rest his head on my chest to go to sleep but now we just cuddle till he falls asleep. I couldnt believe it was as easy as it was.

    Good luck!

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    I understand how you felt. Sounds like my DD.

    Wow, I've never heard about clove oil. I heard about lemon and vinegar. I tried lemon but it made no difference to DD. She continued nursing, lol. And I'm scared to try vinegar.

    If clove oil is safe I might try it. Thank you for the advice.

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    Just googled "clove oil" and it says it can cause serious damage if used undiluted. Did you buy it diluted already or dilute it yourself? Sounds scary to be honest.

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    You only need to use the absolute smallest amount, not even a drop. I just put my finger on the bottle and tipped it up and even wiped most of it off. I double checked with the pharmacist who said it was fine. It acutally says on the bottle its for tooth aches and can be rubbed on babies gums for teething (not sure why you would with the taste of it) If you dont want to try it they also said you can use aloe vera as apparently that tastes awful. I tried vineger but he liked it and sucked it all off!

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    Or if you are worried your daughter will try and nurse with it on dilute it with olive oil. I think for my son the smell put him off so he never fully tried nursing.

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    I nightweaned my first son at around 2 years. He was still having a 1am breastfeed which I wanted to cut out.

    We were co sleeping, so when he woke up and wouldn't settle, my partner took him into the other bedroom, carried him around in the ergo, soothed him. After a couple of nights, he cut out that feed.

    then a bit later, I weaned him completely.

    I think that's how I did it. It was years ago now, but I remember it was a loose version of the Dr Jay Gordon method.

    I don't think I would ahve been able to do it without my partner taking him.

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    LollyDolly, no worries. I understand. But fingers crossed I won't need clove oil.

    Last night she had her cup of milk, we read a few books and lights off. She fell asleep on her own in 15 minutes.

    Then she woke up at 3 am again. I offered her water and that's it. No breast, no bottle. I told her she can have "nummies" in the morning when the sun comes out. She cried for 10 min only. Big improvement compared to last night. It took her then 45 min to fall asleep, but no crying, yay..

    I'm so happy. I can't believe I'm actually doing it. I thought it was impossible to night wean her.

    Thanks everyone again for your comments and advice!

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    I had the milk there and offered it to her but she only took it a couple of the first 4 nights and barely drank any. She got do angry even seeing the milk on the first night, poor thing. So hard when they are half asleep and don't really know what's going on.

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    Oh and my dd used to wake up and say 'Sun out? Sun out?' 😃 so cute


 

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