ok people nearly 9 months still has a night feed.. how to wean???

Monique - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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aughter breast fed. will still pref breast over food on most occasions... still has a night feed. wont sleep at any time with out breast!! ok im ready to get her off.....??? can any one help me has any one been in this situation??

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My son is now 19 months and some nights he will wake up for no reason and the only way to get him back to sleep is with a sippy full of milk! but when he was about 9 months he was getting up every night looking for a bottle so i started to do the same as Jenny and put water instead of milk and by the third or fourth night he realized waking up will be a waste of time and has slept through the night ever since expect for those random nights he get up!

Jenny - posted on 02/13/2010

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I bottle fed so not sure if it works the same, my health visitor said as long as baby was getting enough during the day, night feed is just habit or thirst. We offered water instead for about a wk then Erin just stopped waking up and slept through.

Racheal - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hi, i was lucky with both my babies they weaned fine. One very early at 4.5 months and the other just over 6 months. Both became lazy feeders and would feed only until they fell asleep. I found there was only one type of bottle which they would take willingly and that was the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature ones which are shaped like a breast with a flexible nipple/teat. My daughter refused any formula other than Nestle Nan Gold and i found by sitting her and him facing away from the breast sort of sitting in my lap was the best way to get them to take it, otherwise if it's just the closeness she wants you could try lying on your side as if you are going to BF and putting the bottle in line with your breast and try and get her to willingly feed off it in that position, then once she's comfortable nurse her upright or still in the cradle position. Also fast flow teats help :) Hope this makes sense, good luck and well done getting so far with the feeding!

Racheal - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hi, i was lucky with both my babies they weaned fine. One very early at 4.5 months and the other just over 6 months. Both became lazy feeders and would feed only until they fell asleep. I found there was only one type of bottle which they would take willingly and that was the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature ones which are shaped like a breast with a flexible nipple/teat. My daughter refused any formula other than Nestle Nan Gold and i found by sitting her and him facing away from the breast sort of sitting in my lap was the best way to get them to take it, otherwise if it's just the closeness she wants you could try lying on your side as if you are going to BF and putting the bottle in line with your breast and try and get her to willingly feed off it in that position, then once she's comfortable nurse her upright or still in the cradle position. Also fast flow teats help :) Hope this makes sense, good luck and well done getting so far with the feeding!

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