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I have successfully weaned my baby from nursing to bottle-feeding during the daytime. I saved night-time weaning for last. She still eats 1-2 times a night. When I nurse her she easily and immediately returns to sleep. When I bottle-feed her as soon as I return her to her crib she screams and it can take 45 minutes+ for her to fall back to sleep. Any ideas? Thanks!
I took my daughter some time to get use to the bottle feeding before bed. If my husband gave her that bottle she went right to sleep without a fuss. Do you have someone else who could give her those bottles until she gets use to them? maybe that would help.
She just wants to nurse. She isn't looking for the food, but the comfort. That is why she cries even after the bottle. I would either continue to nurse at night if you are able to, or not feed at all at night. When I quit nursing my daughter at night I had to have my husband go in for a couple of weeks and rock her. She associated me with the breast and cried the whole time I rocked her, b/c she wanted to nurse.
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