Saturday, March 15, 2008

How to quit?

As mentioned in my previous post, I have decided to discontinue breastfeeding Kaith and wanted to wean her off the midnight feed, up till today I’m not able to “achieve” it yet. Kaith still wakes up around 3am for milk, even I tried to cradle her back to sleep without giving her milk but I failed, and she doesn’t want pacifier as well.

Last 2 days, I’ve asked my maid to room in with Kaith while Dillon sleeps with me, hoping that maybe Kaith won’t wake up for milk if it wasn’t me sleeping next to her.... too bad it’s the same, worst still my maid needs to wake up & make milk for her while I need to wake up to express milk, which is more hassle and more tiring for both of us.

So now everything is back to usual where Kaith is sleeping with me and I’m still breastfeeding her midnight.

Any tips on how to put a stop to this?

12 comments:

sting said...

i wished i could give you some tips but am in the same boat with you and my son also wakes up around 3am. I tried giving bottled milk and water instead but he still want the comfort milk after drinking those...

karenyiau said...

Ya loh sting, both kids are so different. Dillon sleeps through & never wake up for midnight feed since 2-3 months old. That's why I don't know how to handle with Kaith now.....

Mummy to QiQi said...

Karen, i think Kaith is not ready to let go yet. If u can, maybe give her sometime?

Bobo Bear said...

Although I stop BF but still have to wake up at 4am to bottle feed. I guess baby's stomach is not big enough to keep milk that can last through the night.

jazzmint said...

how bout giving water? Mine I gave him water each time he wants milk and after 3-4 days he gave up LOL

karenyiau said...

Hi Chinnee, I have to stop BF by end of this month, coz I've planned for a trip in April, it's a break for myself. :)

karenyiau said...

Hi bobo, ya maybe baby girl is different that they have a smaller stomach? My son can sleep through the night without milk though...

Ya I tried that too Jazz, she refuse to take water and cried until I feed her milk.. :P

janicepa said...

try feeding her more b4 sleep.. and whn she wakes up in the midnite u gif her water and pacifier and pat her to sleep...

u got to try a few nites..

Good luck ..

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Yatie said...

karen, when i wean off my lil girl, during night feeding.... i replace breast milk with formula... it was very hard for few night and it took me for a week to settle the problem. tell ya, so tiring

BabyBooned said...

karen, i'm qith mummy to qiqi with this one. gib didnt want formula at night for a year but when he was ready, he showed disinterest in breastfeeding at night. thats when i stopped and now he only wakes up for water during dawn. i read up on this a lot when i wanted to wean gib off, and most sources say the baby will stop on their own when they're ready.

hope everything'll turn out good

Anonymous said...

i wanna quit too..
Eli wakes up hourly every night, i am just too tired to nurse him!!

huisia