Breastfeading my 2 yr old

JENNIFER - posted on 10/29/2008 ( 3 moms have responded )

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HI My son just turned two and he is still nursing. He nurses 2-3 times a day. I dont know how to wean him. He only drinks water from a sippy cup and refuses milk.He is a good eater.Any suggestions on how to stop?Thanks

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Allison - posted on 10/30/2008

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I nursed my first for 23 months. It was hard to get her to transition to a sippy cup/milk - but we finally did it by using Nuby cups/bottles (they were more squishy - like mommy) and shouting "Yea!" and clapping our hands whenever she even attempted to use the cup. Re: weaning - try to distract him when he wants to nurse with a fun toy or activity. Find other ways to cuddle with him since at this point that is what he is getting from nursing. Helps if you don't offer - and if he asks to try distraction. Won't work unless you are completely ready to wean. If you aren't ready - then wait until you are.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/30/2008

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My first stop by herself. She wanted to play with the big kids (her cousins) and not be with me so she told me no and just pushed away. She was 1 year 1 week old. Maybe hang around kids who dont nurse and see what happens. My second will probably nurse till she goes to kindergarden =P LOL

Ronica - posted on 10/30/2008

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I know how it feels, my daughter is 13 months and will drink from a bottle, water and milk, but she knows what she wants and some days will nurse 2x and others 5x. It's driving me nuts. I have no idea to get to the final step but if you find out I'd love to know. Sorry I can't be more than support. :)

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