Resa - posted on 07/04/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am in desperate search of any advice that will help wean my almost 18mth old daughter. She has been strictly breast fed from birth as she has always refused to drink milk (any kind, breastmilk or formula) from a bottle. I didn't mind so much as I preferred to breast feed her exclusively but now that she's 18mths I would really like to stop.
She is in daycare all day (from 8am-4pm) and doesn't drink any milk during this time but as soon as she gets home she latches on for a feeding and then at night she must be breastfed to sleep. Then she gets up every 2-3hrs for a feeding or rather a comfort-sucking to fall back to sleep. (She refuses to take a pacifier after 8 mths!)
So is there any gentle way to get her to stop breastfeeding? I really don't want to do the crying-out-method so if there is anything else that worked for someone please let me know...Thanks in advance!