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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Well....

    In our house sunrise or dawn was the start of our day when we weaned. So I got up, took my baby to a brightly lit room and fed her there. Then we did breakfast 30-60min later.

    Over time that became later and later.
    Thanks. I think I'm on the right track then. It was pitch black still at 5am this morning so I tried keeping her in bed until 6am (she mostly chattered to herself and wiggled around). At 6am I announced that the sun was coming up, went to the kitchen, turned on the light, made breakfast and then fed her when she asked for milk after breakfast. The early starts are rough but I'll hang in there if this is normal night weaning behaviour. 😊

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    2 feeds last night and so far only one today. He sounded so miserable I couldn't say no. Once his throat feels better we'll go back to one feed, push it back and then change to a cup of milk.
    @deku, glad the name change caught your eye! I've gotten so many tips from this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny Dancer View Post
    2 feeds last night and so far only one today. He sounded so miserable I couldn't say no. Once his throat feels better we'll go back to one feed, push it back and then change to a cup of milk.
    @deku, glad the name change caught your eye! I've gotten so many tips from this thread.
    Only 2 feeds during the night sounds great considering he's sick! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that it's a short lived bug and you can cut back to 1 soon.

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    Back to 1 for the past 2 nights, and both times at 2:45. He was cold. That makes it only 3 feeds a day.

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    I had a week of 430am starts when weaning, as that when I usually fed dd1 back to sleep.
    It DOES get better

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    Well done @Tiny Dancer!

    I think dd slept through last night! Well, either that, or I'm so exhausted I breastfed her in my sleep at some point. 😜 I guess we'll just have to wait and see if it happens again.

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    Popping my head in to say hi because this is me shortly. DS is 18 months and I desperately want to cut back on his night feeds at least. Happy to keep his before bed and before nap for now. Feeds anywhere from twice a night to what feels like constant feeding. I just need to get up the energy and get DH on board with helping me wean DS

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyV View Post
    Well done @Tiny Dancer!

    I think dd slept through last night! Well, either that, or I'm so exhausted I breastfed her in my sleep at some point. 😜 I guess we'll just have to wait and see if it happens again.
    Woohoo!!!!! Fingers crossed it happens again!


    Pushing DS out to 3 am now. I have thought about sending DH in, but DH doesn't wake when DS does (how does he do that? And the times I have sent DH in around 3, I end up having to go in to settle him anyway. Usually on the boob because he is so worked up by this point.

    Also, for those of you with kids in day care, what do you do for feeds through the day? I'm going to be putting DS in 1 day a week for socialisation soon. He's never been in care (when I was back at work FT, DS was with DH, and I just toughed it out feeling like my boobs would explode, because I knew it was only short tern), and if I manage to find a job here (wish me luck!), he'll be increasing days. I'd like to not feel like my boobs are going to explode, or as though I'm constantly on the edge of mastitis if I am doing it longer term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny Dancer View Post
    Woohoo!!!!! Fingers crossed it happens again!


    Also, for those of you with kids in day care, what do you do for feeds through the day? I'm going to be putting DS in 1 day a week for socialisation soon. He's never been in care (when I was back at work FT, DS was with DH, and I just toughed it out feeling like my boobs would explode, because I knew it was only short tern), and if I manage to find a job here (wish me luck!), he'll be increasing days. I'd like to not feel like my boobs are going to explode, or as though I'm constantly on the edge of mastitis if I am doing it longer term.
    Dd started Childcare just before 12 months. I used to send her with one bottle of ebm and then I'd pump at lunchtime in my office. Now that she's almost 2 I don't send milk for her and I'm very lucky that I'm not needing to pump. She doesn't look for milk when I'm not there and my supple seems to cope.
    If you're finding you're uncomfortable you could try just expressing a small amount for comfort if you have somewhere private at work?

    Eta: dd slept through again! I'm really hoping this means she's successfully night weaned. Now to turn my attention to day weaning.

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    Yay! Great to hear BettyV.

    I've decided today that DS gets only one feed before bed now. 3 days this week he's refused to go down for his one nap because I wouldn't let him continue to feed. So it's going away all together. I'm tired of him being a grump and waking every hour and a half because he's overtired.


 

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