We just night weaned. It was a drastic cut back. I had another mental/emotional breakdown on Tuesday and DH blames it on lack of sleep and other breastfeeding related things (yes, he blames multiple wakings on her breastfeeding ).
Evie is 13 months old now and was still waking 5 times a night.
We both agree that physically speaking, subsistence was not needed, but she was waking for the comfort of nursing. So, I asked DH to take over night waking. He's a modified CIO kind of man. She hasn't really improved on the amount or frequency of her wakings, but she has improved on going back to sleep after waking. Since Tuesday, she has not nursed between 8pm and 5am. This is a big change from every 3 hours or so throughout the night.
We still nurse multiple times a day, but she's seeming a little less interested in it now.
I was hoping to continue our nursing relationship for a long time. She's having her lip tie surgery this coming Tuesday morning and I was hoping this would make nursing better for me (been nursing painfully for the past 13 months).
I'm just kinda down today. Perhaps it's because since Tuesday I've gotten LESS sleep because I'm no longer in control of her crying and, in fact, I have to endure it instead of soothe it.
Please.. has anyone else night weaned this late and still not completely weaned for several months?
I hadn't planned on nursing til 2, but I certainly didn't put a date on our relationship. I wanted to go longer than the next couple months, at least. But she seems to be getting more independent very suddenly (my guess as a result of the sleep training/night weaning).