almost 2 and a half year old who really needs to wean.

Nicole - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 21/2 on the 26th and is still nursing. I nursed to of my other 3 until just after 2 and didn't seem to have that hard of a time weaning them, but Gabby seems to be a lot more attached especially at night. She's my last baby and she's small for her age so it makes it hard but I'm definantly ready to be done.

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Mandi - posted on 09/04/2011

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tuh dula, actually it is a proven benifit to nuse until the age of 2, there are definitly continued nutritional benifits after 1 yr.

Rita - posted on 02/06/2010

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I had that issue with my 2.5 yo son. But then I started having premature contractions at 29 weeks gestation of the next pregnancy, and was told if they continued, I could loose my baby or have a preemie...and that the BFwas bringing the contractions on.....I had to quit cold turkey. He cried the first day, asked me a couple of times the second day, and then once in a while after that. I ALWAYS played a game or read him a book instead, and paid no mind to it. he did totally fine with in days...They are ready...sometimes I think it is us Mom's that are not ready for the battle. She will be fine. But...toddlers are funny little ones, once you make the decision...stick to it!...no matter what, otherwise they will learn to manipulate you into getting one.
Good luck to you. I am wondering if I should just wean this one at 1 year....so I dont have to go through the 2 yo thing again with the boob....it is hard!

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Rita - posted on 02/07/2010

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Don't ever let any other Mom make you feel bad about your loving choices. My family was a bit taken back knowing I still BF my toddler. I got all kinds of Jokes....about him still being on the boob in High School...Haa Haa...not funny. You only get to do this baby/toddler thing once....so do it your way, so there are no regrets later. I do not regret to extend BF my other one....not at all. I am still BF the baby, and prob will until he weans....Good luck

Nicole - posted on 02/06/2010

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Thank you ladies. Yes Rita I know all about weaning in order not to have a preemie. All 4 of my kids were preemies starting at just shy of 30wks to just shy of 37. So my 30 weeker never really got the hand of nusing so I pumped for the first 41/2 mos and than finally gave into formula and got preagnant w/ my 2nd who nursed until 26mos. He do was causing me to have contractions and I was told to wean. But meraculously he had slept through the night that night so than he and his brother spent two nites at their Gmas and he was weaned, Although he did have to fall asleep cheek to cheek. Than my other daughter I believe was about 25mos and she took a binki and I was getting off at about 11 most nights so my husband was putting her to bed, but the binki definantly helped. Well the hubby and I might have to go away for a weekend or maybe just me. lol. It sure does feel good to see everyones responses. I know this can be a touchy subject.

Emily - posted on 02/06/2010

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Tah: what studies are you talking about? Every study I have seen about nursing past age one has shown it is VERY beneficial. Breastmilk does not suddenly go from super nutrional to no nutrition just because a baby turns one year old.

Nicole: Good for you for continuing to nurse. I have no idea how to wean as I'm still nursing my toddler and I believe in self-weaning, but good luck to you. You've done a great job!

Chantel - posted on 02/06/2010

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I still continue to nurse because
1. She doesnt want to stop lol
2. Ive read alot on...i shouldnt force her to stop because it could cause emotional issues later on in life.
3.It puts her to sleep in less than 5 minutes.
4. It settles her down when she either hurts herself or is scared of something.

SHes never taken a soother or blanky , so she has had no other divise to go to or have for comefert.
I have tried to just rock her and sing to her, but it only lasts for so long before she lifting my top and soon as shes on shes out like a light.

I would love to have her off but not exactly sure what is the right way.....

Tah - posted on 02/06/2010

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really...i didn't think anyone nursed past 1 years since studies showed it was no nutritional value after that..are you ladies still nursing for comfort?, i mean i nurse all mine i think the longest was 9 or 10 months...Ya learn something new everyday. I wouldn't began to know how to wean a 2 and half old. best wishes with that.

Chantel - posted on 02/06/2010

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my 28 month old is still nursing for comfert and to fall asleep and im 6 months prgnant...im reallllllly hoping it will stop soon, the feeling just isnt the same anymore.

Jessica - posted on 02/06/2010

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My 10 month old wants nothing to do with weaning!! I wish he was ready, I am.

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Good luck! My 22 month old is no where near ready to wean yet. He has recently cut down a bit though. :)

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