Gentle Night Weaning

There often comes a time when a breastfeeding mother feels that, although she still loves to breastfeed, the night feeds are becoming increasingly tiresome. This mother may wish for longer blocks of sleep, or simply to cuddle her little one close without them needing a breastfeed to go back to sleep. It is at this time that mothers may consider night weaning. So what do families need to know about night weaning? When is the best time to do it? And will it lead to more sleep for mother and child? What is night weaning? Night weaning is the process of stopping or limiting overnight breastfeeds. In this context, it is a process started by the mother, as opposed to waiting for their child to sto

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