Weaning Bean, 40 Days and 40 Nights

Day 38


Last night was the second night in Kaleb’s life that he went to sleep beside me without nursing. Last night was even easier. Witt nipples taped down, I began reminding Bean that there was no more Night-night. I asked him if he was ready to go lay down and go to sleep. He said that he was. I took him to our room and we layed down. He didn’t even really fight it. He didn’t grab and pull this time. Soon enough he was asleep, with out Night-night!

He woke up around 2:00 am and with his eyes closed started crying for milk and then for water. My husband got up and brought his sippy cup with water back to bed. I sat up with him and he drank about half the cup then layed his head back down on me, drifting back to sleep.

Bean slept until 6:00 a.m. and when he got up he didn’t mention Night-night at all. I can hardly believe it. It’s crazy but I’m actually kind of sad. I didn’t know that Sunday was my last day of nursing and part of me wants to nurse him one last time so that I can know that’s the final Night-night and cherish our bond. My husband thinks that’s a crazy idea. But one more time won’t hurt right?

4 thoughts on “Weaning Bean, 40 Days and 40 Nights

  1. Amy says:

    I live how gently you’ve done the weaning process. Congratulations on having it work so well for you in the end, but I can totally understand why you are also a little sad about it being over. I just can’t commit to fully night weaning (still nurse to sleep and in very early morning), mostly because I get sad thinking about not being able to nurse to sleep anymore.

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    • nursekarin says:

      Thank you! I can’t believe we are finally done! I understand, I could have easily kept night nursing for another 6 months! It’s so hard to stop. But you will in your own time 🙂 thanks for reading!


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