Sarh - posted on 11/19/2010 ( 72 moms have responded )
My son is currently 5 months old, since I was pregnant I had planned to nurse until he was 6 months or cut his first tooth. Nursing was short lived w/my daughter as I was having medical issues and was told to pump and dump for about a week due to having iodine injected into me for a scan, I was so discouraged by that and was no longer able to breastfeed. :(
Now that it is creeping up on 6 months or his first tooth cutting through, I'm not sure if I am, I guess emotionally ready to start weaning. Also, he has reflux and a dairy intolerance. I was told it is not lactose intolerance because then he wouldn't be able to drink my breast milk even w/me avoiding dairy...? My fiancee and MIL are both lactose intolerant. I don't want to cause him any discomfort or pain from trying to find a formula that will work for him. Since I have stopped consuming dairy to nurse him, if I do consume too much, the tummy ache is horrendous!!! I don't want to do that to my bubby.
The physical act of nursing a crawling/mobile baby is kind of weird to me, but like I said I'm not ready to wean. Will it just come natural? If I do nurse till he is a yr old will it be harder to wean? Or would it be harder to wean now?
I am pumping to milk w/his cereal, and at 6 months I plan to pump to put in a sippy cup w/meals for him, but not to eliminate nursing altogether.
Thanks mommies in advanced! Sorry, this became a bit longer then I anticipated.