The Nightweaning Saga

I have been attempting to wean Brecken from nightnursing since he was around 18months to NO avail. Last night, I must say, was the most successful night EVER! Its not that he didnt nurse, but his 1 or 2 nursing sessions were very short (2-3 min), before I was able to unlatch him without a complete meltdown, and have him fall peacefully back to sleep!!!

I have been telling him that after he goes to sleep, he doesnt get to nurse again until “the lights are on outside” (his expression for the sun coming up). So this morning he wakes up, and says “Mama, the lights are on!” and nursed really well.

He also was dry for 4 nights in a row, before wetting overnight. That is the longest so far. I’m waiting for him to be dry for 7 nights before trying to be diaper free at night.

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My name is Alyssa. I live with my husband and 2 young boys on our farm in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. I have been in the planning to launch a small scale farm from our acreage for the last 2 years. Much to my excitement 2010 brings the start of my dream to fruition. We are starting small, but will continue to grow as a valuable local food source in our community. We are an unschooling, attachment parenting family, with a love for the outdoors, and a passion for sustainable farming. I am a stay (and now work) at home mom. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking/baking, canning and photography.
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