While parents are anxious about how and when their baby can sleep through the night, there is also a concern from breastfeeding mothers who have goals to breastfeed for at least a year or beyond when their baby eventually sleeps through. The concern is mainly on maintaining milk supply so that their breastfeeding goals are achieved.

In my experience, babies who are 6 months old and older who have started solids and taking in their daily calorie intake in the day are able to sleep through the night. Some babies may need one night feed until they are 12 months old.

Here are a few things to consider before night weaning completely:

  1. What are your breastfeeding goals? What you need to do would be different if you are just going with the flow and you are just going to continue breastfeeding on cue during the day as compared to a working mom who needs to express at work.
  2. Are you night weaning because you want baby to sleep through? This is a personal...