feeding to sleep when trying to wean

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yah I had an 18 month old that wanted to be ebf so I weaned quite quickly. It was a brutal 4 days but bedtime has been soooo much easier since she weaned and she actually sleeps a million times better since she can self sooth now. She also really bonded with her favorite Teddy recently and it has taken the place of the comfort nursing.

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change to a cup of water and cuddles. This will have some tantrums for the first couple of nights, my daughter didn't like learning a new way to sleep but she got used to it. Just prepare yourself for some huge tantrums if you are weaning a toddler.

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Lisa - posted on 12/30/2013

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She has just started to drink a bit of milk out of her cup, before she refused. If she is tired she won't have water or milk just wants bm but I'm sure if I can get through the nights hopefully the days will fall into place too.
We all need sleep again so hopefully it will all work out, my brother did cry it out, cold turkey but I couldn't do it. With offering water I'm still there for her and I know it going to be tough however it's the best for her and me.

thanks again

Lisa - posted on 12/30/2013

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Thank you for your advice.

I attempted to explain my problem with my 10 month old not being able to sleep any other way apart from sleeping after a feed/while still feeding. I have ebf and finding night time difficult plus quite stressed with the time coming closer for me to return to work.

I have tried the water but I need to do it again and just remember the end result. Two nights you said it will take, that has made me feel soooo much better.
My daughter grabbed my phone and I didn't get chance to finish lol.

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