Today DD had her 9 month appointment, and the doctor told me I should night wean.
She said there is no reason she needs to nurse at night anymore, since she has 3 solid meals, 2 snacks, and BM every 2 to 3 hours during the day.
She said this will create a bad habit and make unnecessary night time crying happen. I can see where she is coming from, but I feel horrible about it! I get that it may be harder for mommy, but LO will not be happy about this!
She doesn't always wake for a night feeding, but when she does it's mostly just once or twice, and she WANTS the boob!
Pedi said to replace with some water if she wants a drink.
She sleeps 12 hrs at night, and nurses and goes right back to bed after, so I'm terrified of screaming and sleepless nights ahead. I feel like 12 hours is so long to go at just 9 months!
Has anyone else night weaned? Advice? Or are you still night nursing?
Me: 28 | DH:32
DD: 4 years | Born: 03/28/13
Due Date #2: 10-14-17