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Breastfeeding 9 month old

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Louii Thu 25-Nov-10 21:28:12

Don't know what I am looking for really, I breastfed my 1st child till he was nearly 2, he self weaned.

This time round, dd is 9 months and I am just fed up with it, she is no bother, quick feeder only feeds really once or twice during the day, makes up for it during the night though.

Any other mums similar, I know I will regret it if I stop but someone remind me why it's good.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 25-Nov-10 21:36:38

Because after the first year the immunity benefits really kick in.

Because it means you can eat cake without getting fat

Because it's free.

Because you get to sit down when you do it.

DO NIGHT WEANING - you may well feel more positive once you've done this.

Louii Thu 25-Nov-10 21:51:38

How does one go about night weaning?
We co-sleep as well and live in a flat so can't let her cry as will wake DS.

Its just so draining sometimes though.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 25-Nov-10 22:00:44

Okay, do you feed at regular times or is it just as and when?

Louii Thu 25-Nov-10 22:37:05

Pretty much as and when, she will feed 2-3 hourly overnight. She fed there at 10 and will prob again about 12, will usually then get till bout 3am, then will be on and off from 5 till we get up at 7.30.

She is quick and i don't wake too much and no prob getting back to sleep, thankfully!

I've tried feeding her more during the day, she just won't, won't take a bottle either, she is a stubborn wee thing.

Thanks for replying.

whomovedmychocolate Fri 26-Nov-10 15:23:40

Okay so you need to make the feeds crash. Let's say she goes to sleep at 7ish and wakes at 10, on night one, cuddle her for five minutes, till 10:05, then feed her. Move this one every few days (as fast as it keeps working) till it hits the next feed. She will stop waking at 10 and go till 12. Then do the the same thing with the the next one - for example, try to get to her only waking twice a night, then delay the first night feed ten minutes and keep shifting it till they crash. Eventually they forget to wake up at all till the morning.

Louii Fri 26-Nov-10 21:36:39

Thanks for that, really need to try something with this girl. Sounds pretty straightforward.

Think I will try to get rid of 3am feed first, if she went from 12-5 even that would be big help.

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