Bottle feed

Mansi - posted on 01/09/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son has completed 1year. Now I wanna start bottle to him but he is rejecting it. He needs bf. But now I wanna stop bf as it is not sufficient for him. I give him solids but still he needs bf. So I wanna start bottle to him.

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Dove - posted on 01/09/2016

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I night weaned at 2, but I started at 1.5 by telling him EVERY night while he was nursing to sleep that he was a big boy and didn't need baboo (his word for nursing) again until morning. Yeah... little stinker used to look up at me and laugh when I said that. lol After a while when he would wake in the night I would tell him the sun wasn't up and to go back to sleep. If he started to cry I'd nurse him instantly... if he just fussed a bit and went back to sleep I let him be. Eventually he started going back to sleep on his own more and more until he was sleeping through every night (except when having a bad dream or something).

He wasn't fully weaned til 3.25 though and he was NOT ready... but it was out of our hands. He wasn't 'ok' w/ it for about another 2.5 months.

Mansi - posted on 01/09/2016

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Till what age you have feed your son? And also after that has he easily stop having bf

Dove - posted on 01/09/2016

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Yeah... that can get tiring. My son didn't sleep through the night til he was 2. Before that he nursed 1-5 times EVERY night. Exhausting, for sure, but it doesn't last forever.

Dove - posted on 01/09/2016

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Why do you think breastfeeding is not sufficient for him (since that's the reason you give to want to stop)? If you haven't had any significant problems before now it is likely that your breast milk is still perfectly fine for him.

If you really want to wean that is up to you, but many toddlers still nurse and thrive just wonderfully from it.

At his age I would not switch him to a bottle, but go straight to cups... some kids like the sippy spout, some prefer a straw, and others can go straight to a regular cup (w/ a lot of help at first).

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