Weaning off last bedtime feeding

Andrea - posted on 08/03/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hello,
my daughter has weaned herself off without any trouble, but still wants the bedtime feeding. She drinks from her sippy cup during the day, but got really mad when I tried making that her bedtime drink...help; I want her to have a sleepover, and that can't happen if she's still breastfeeding at night.

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Lori - posted on 08/03/2011

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What's the rest of your bedtime routine like? Does she nurse to sleep still? My daughter got to the point of not nursing to sleep, but still wanted that feed. I started with nursing her, then reading a story then songs then bedtime. After about a week of that, I switched it to a sippy cup of breast milk during story time, then songs then bed. Then, when that was going ok I switched it to a sippy cup of cows milk with story. Now at age 3 it's a cup of water with her story.

Also - she may do ok overnight one night without giving up nursing completely. If she's at a sleepover some place that she's napped at before you've got a good chance of success.

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