Heather - posted on 07/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have 4 children (3 daughters and now our son) I have nursed ( 1 of my kids is a step, so it wasn't an option to nurse her)...and so far our son has been the most interesting. That is the best way I can explain it. He has been an incredible challenge to manage feedings for. He would love to nurse 24/7... I am a stay at home mom so he doesn't have any anxiety or seperation issues...
We are getting ready to wean him, and I find it more and more difficult to regulate the times he nurses. There are days I throw in a walk with the stroller just to distract him for a bit longer from nursing, trying to make it at least 4 hours...trying for 5.
He doesn't lke any formulas, we have tried....and he has just started testing out milk...which he will only drink cold and very small amounts, or with cereal. He eats 3 meals a day so I am not concerned about nutrition. I can't pump (to mix with milk or formula) because he is always nursing and the times I have tried pumping have been very unsuccessful...
Has anyone else had an aggressive nurser and how did you wean him/her? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks