Curious About Night Weaning Your Breastfed Baby?

Many breastfeeding moms are searching the internet “How to Night Wean”…are you one of them? You aren’t alone! It is important to know that some older babies still nurse for comfort but may not need the extra calories, yet many older babies do need those extra calories. So, how does one know that it’s time to try gentle night weaning?


Many breastfeeding moms are searching the internet “How to Night Wean”…are you one of them?  You aren’t alone!  It is important to know that some older babies still nurse for comfort but may not need the extra calories, yet many older babies do need those extra calories.  So, how does one know that it’s time to try gentle night weaning? Check out the following … Is your baby ready to night wean? Let’s make sure you and your baby meet the following conditions: Baby is gaining weight well without
Curious About Night Weaning Your Breastfeed Baby?

Is your baby ready to night wean?


Let’s make sure you and your baby meet the following conditions:

  • Baby is gaining weight well without intervention (those night feedings may be what help baby gain weight).

  • Baby is healthy according to your pediatrician.

  • Baby is meeting milestones appropriately.

  • Baby is eating well during the day and not reverse cycling.

  • Baby is not going through a growth spurt.

  • Your milk supply is established (typically by 16 to 20 weeks postpartum but different for every mom).


Do you and your baby meet these conditions?

Great! Let’s move forward with a gentle night weaning method I share with my own clients.


Prepare for night weaning.

This may take a few weeks, so remember to have patience.