Amanda - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
Hey all you lovely ladies out there in Circle of Moms land! I need some 'been there done that' advice from someone! I have an 11mo old baby girl who I am nursing who has flat out refused to take a bottle (with my pumped milk) since Day 1. Never took to bottles, or pacifiers for that matter. We are now coming around to the age where I am ready to start weaning her from nursing but have NO IDEA where to even begin with my little doll. She is my youngest of 3 but my older boys always took bottles along with the boob so when it came time to wean THEM (around 13mo with my oldest and at 14mo with my middle son) I basically just moved them from the breast to the bottle and then weaned them off the bottle. Since that isn't possible with my baby girl, I am a little lost. I would welcome and love any advice any of you out there who had babies like this could give. (And if it matters, she doesn't take a sippy cup either...just drinks from a reg cup) I think the biggest challenge will be putting her to sleep for naps and bedtime as no-one has been able to successfully get her down to sleep (even her daddy) except me, by nursing of course. Seemed so easy to do it that way, but now I am regretting the choice a little. Anyways...sound off ladies....what'd'ya got for me?