Sarh - posted on 04/05/2011 ( 29 moms have responded )
I'm sorry if you mommies are getting sick of my posts, but I don't have any family support and they all seem to think I should quit cold turkey and they all seem to think that quitting cold turkey will be EASY and Not emotional or anything like that. But anyways.
I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fybromyalgia. I have been off of my medication since I found out I was pregnant Oct. 2009! That means Cade will be 10ms on the 10th of April. I have also recently found out that my unemployment (a pretty big help) will be ending in about 4wks! Which means I need to go back to work OR we can struggle through and try to make it! I'd rather go back to work.
I really need to be on my meds to help w/the pain. I can't do house hold chores let alone working where I can't take as many and as long of breaks as I please.
My son is a huge momma's boy, he will drink from his sippy cup now!! YEA!!! But it doesn't matter how much formula OR breast milk he drinks from a cup or bottle he still has to nurse or he is just like miserable, even if he happens to fall asleep after drinking from his sippy or bottle w/o nursing he wakes before morning and he has been sleeping through the night since about 3wks old. He only gets the sippy or bottle at bedtime if I have ran an errand, date night w/daddy, or I'm doing a demonstration/party (PartyLite).
How do I wean him from his COMFORT ZONE?! His other comfort zone is sucking his thumb.
I hate to have to wean him as I'm sure you can tell I'm not ready to do so, but I have to. I know it wont be a quick thing, but what is the easiest and most painLESS way to go about it.
I am trying to give him a cup after he eats breakfast (he nurses like 2hrs before he eats breakfast when he wakes), but he just wants me and I guess I'm too much of a softy to put my foot down and make him drink only his bottle or cup.
Some help, advice, anything really would be great! Please don't tell me all about how 1yr or 2yrs and extended breastfeeding is best and how I should try to do it because realistically I can't!