- We are past our growth spurt time, she doesn't eat more during the day (still 4 ounces in a sitting and I've tried to increase this to get more down her) or more frequently (except for when I'm home because I think she enjoys nursing.) So, she's getting plenty during the day and she doesn't need more at night
- She's done it before! The ENTIRE month of August she was sleeping between 9 and 12 hours at night.
- Physically, she is at the point where she is able to fast during the night. Trust me, she's not going to waste away.
Now, I know some of you out there think I am being a mean mommy. Trust me, sometimes I think I am too. But, I've tried the nice way, and I haven't had a decent nights sleep in over a month, and now that I'm back at work, I need it! I think IJJ is at the point that she is very aware of reinforcements, so the nursing is becoming a habit instead of something that is needed. Plus, I've heard that this is typical for babies who slept through the night early on to regress and need some "sleep training".