About a month back, Jesse gave up all his night feeds.
Jesse used to go to bed at 10:00pm, wake up to eat at 12:00am, again at 3:00am and once more at 6:00am. Mae and I would have to take turns getting up. It was hell. One time, we tried to wean him off the night feeds. This worked for a couple of weeks but soon after, Jesse was back to his old ways. And since weaning can be a heartbreak affair, we swore never to put our child through the agony again.
There are two school of thoughts where this is concerned - some parents say weaning is good training, while others think it's downright cruel. Either way, do know that your baby will eventually outgrow the night feeds. Jesse did.
For awhile, out of habit, Mae and I were still getting up at 3:00 to feed him - only to find the boy snoring away like a little pig. And the sight of our little piglet sleeping so peacefully would draw a tear from our eyes. "What a good boy he is," Mae would say. "He's knows his parent need the rest."
What a poignant moment it would have been, had we not drawn the same tear and said the same thing night after night. Heheh. What can I say? We're weird. But any parent who's ever had to wake up for night feeds will certainly appreciate the moment when they can finally have a good night's rest.