breastfeeding non-stop

Farniz - posted on 08/25/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a daughter she is 1year 6 months and she is on breast milk...iam so tired of feeding her on bedtime and in middle of nights two three times my body gets so much of pain and iam losing so much of weight iam on size 6 clothes now and everyone is so worried...as I just rest to coach my daughter asks to feed her even if iam doing some work I have to stop and feed her onces she demand or she will cry and keeps on crying until I don't feed her and she doesn't like any solid foods nor doesn't want to try...can some one help or advice how to slowly slowly get rid of breastfeeding and give her a bottle.i can't handle this anymore

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Sarah - posted on 08/27/2016

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Shawnn is right, she is ready to wean. You have to stand your ground now, let her fuss. She needs to start a solid food diet as well and if she is not even trying new foods, no wonder she wants to nurse constantly. She needs the calories, but a child will not starve them-self before eating. So don't give in out of fear. You are in for a fight, she knows if she begs to nurse, you will nurse her. There is nothing wrong with continuing to breastfeed (I nursed my kids for 2 years) as long as you are both doing well with the relationship. Your well being is affected; as is hers, since she is not learning to eat solid foods. You may need to ask your pediatrician for referral to a dietitian who can help you learn what she needs to be eating and how to introduce new foods.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/26/2016

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At 18 months, she is old enough to wean if you wish, and start with the night feeding. She doesn't need it by now, and you giving in only reinforces the habit. Offer a sippy cup with water, and stand firm. Replace one feed a day with milk (even pumped breast milk), and every couple of days eliminate another. It won't be easy, but we all go through it.

James - posted on 08/25/2016

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It may seem like an I convince now, but she will be better for your effort. Life is short. Show how you love her now and she will appreciate all what you do for her.

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