Weening Baby

Jummai - posted on 03/06/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

4

50

0

What is the best way to ween my baby. She is one year old and still breast feeding.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

12 Comments

View replies by

Rose - posted on 03/10/2010

18

118

1

I let my daughter self wean and she did on her own at about 22 months. My son I am slowly slowly weaning him, but kind of allowing him to wean himself (he turned one in feb), its less traumatic on them, what i am doing is only offering him the breast when he wants to nurse rather then just every time he needs a drink. throughout the day we usually have a sippy cup with water and another sippy cup with juice in it, which he can access and he will often take when he just wants a drink, but when he wants to nurse (nap time and bed time) we let him. Just because they are one doesn't mean you have to stop, its actually recommended to breastfeed until they are 18 months or older if possible, if your going back to work or something, you still don't have to stop, just nurse before you leave and when you get home, and your little one can have homogenized milk, juice or water while your gone.

Ramona - posted on 03/09/2010

12

13

0

My son turned 1 on Feb. 15th and I am still breastfeeding also. I don't want to give it up, but i know its best that I do. A few months ago I stopped breastfeeding during dinner, a meal became enough, At lunch my mom gives him a bottle and slowly i have started mixing in whole milk with my breastmilk so he can get used to the taste. Soon I will give him a bottle of just whole milk. I still haven't decided which feeding I should replace next but I plan to use a sippy cup and not a bottle. In the morning he is really hungry so I feel like it won't be that easy and after work he is so happy to feed because he hasn't seen me all day. Decisions, decisions...

Amber - posted on 03/09/2010

110

51

16

My DD turned one o nthe 21st and we are starting the weening process. RIght now she flat our refuses the sippy if it has milk in it but will take water. She drinks water with all her meals and I have cut back from 6 feedings of breastmilk to 4 by stretching out the time in between each one. Before she would nurse very 3 hours and now she goes 5 hours. I have been trying to ween her to a sippy but like i said she refuse it. We just started yesterday giving one bottle a day and nurse the other 3 times. I will ween the bottle out after we take out all the breastfeedings. A lot of people will say dont ween to a bottle, its just another step you will have to cut out later but honeslty its that only thing thats working for us so I don't feel bad aout it. Every baby is different. Im planning to be compeltly off bottles before she is 18 months.

Marie - posted on 03/08/2010

7

16

0

My daughter turned one on Feb. 8th and I breastfed her until about 2 weeks after that. But I also started giving her bottles of breast milk at about 1 month, and formula when my milk started to decrease, so she was used to bottles. But I just decided one day to not breastfeed at all to see what would happen and she was fine (and she was very attached to it too, she would pull my shirt up or down to try to get too it.) Now she has whole milk in sippy cups and bottle at bed time. :) good luck!!

[deleted account]

My daughter self weaned herself. I started offering her cows milk when she was 11 months old and she did not want it. Finally when she turned 12 months she took it more and more. I would just keep giving her her sippy cup. Then I was down to just BF her at night. Now she is completely weaned.
Good luck! Just keep offering her a sippy cup instead of your breast. My DD turned one on Feb. 22.

Julia - posted on 03/08/2010

3

14

0

I am still breastfeed 4 times a day and my daughter turn 1 three weeks ago. She is pretty good with the sippy cup so I am going to start weening by skipping her morning feeding with milk in the sippy cup and see how that goes. I will keep cutting out feedings as she adjusts. But I will likely keep the bedtime feeding for awhile. I plan to start that next week. Hope it works!

Dawn - posted on 03/07/2010

832

13

163

Your 1 year old shouldn't need formula as a replacement; increasing solid food should be fine. My son was formula feed since he was born and we are weening to whole milk now. I may continue with Step 2 formula for his evening bottle, but am going to try milk only tomorrow and see what happens. And definetly use the sippy cup; it is also suggested to ween from the bottle at 1 year as well. Good luck!!

Tamara - posted on 03/07/2010

1

16

0

You can also try using a sippy cup as a replacement, I would try and elimenate the morning feedings first as these seem to be the easiest ones for the kids to giveup, or thats the ways its been for my son

Alana - posted on 03/06/2010

12

45

3

ok, that's normal, what I did was to start skipping a breastfeeding, and instead give a bottle with formula, at least a couple of ounces until, he started liking it, and also what helped me was that I put a little bit of cereal, rice cereal or oatmeal in it. I also waited until he was hungry very hungry so he'll take it better. TIP: try to skip a morning or night breastfeeding 1st whatever you choose but keep it like that until she can take the regular ounces she normally drinks .. hope it can help you!

Alana - posted on 03/06/2010

12

45

3

ok, that's normal, what I did was to start skipping a breastfeeding, and instead give a bottle with formula, at least a couple of ounces until, he started liking it, and also what helped me was that I put a little bit of cereal, rice cereal or oatmeal in it. I also waited until he was hungry very hungry so he'll take it better. TIP: try to skip a morning or night breastfeeding 1st whatever you choose but keep it like that until she can take the regular ounces she normally drinks .. hope it can help you!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms