Elise - posted on 02/06/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi I am a mother who has breast feed both her two little girls the youngest of which is 12 months 2 days. I do on demand breast feeding and my daughter still wakes at night to get milk which was the same for her big sister. Though Charlotte wakes more than her sister ever did at night and seems to require the milk to go back to sleep. In two weeks time I will be going to not feeding at night and my husband will have to settle her again if she wakes. All this change is because I am due to go in to have surgery in April. We have decided that since I have to stay in hospital over night and will be unable to pick her up for around four weeks when we are home it would be best and less scary for her to be weaned before this happens. My question is since I have time should I start alternating bottle one feed breast feed the next for a few weeks or should I just stop cold turkey?