How to wean my baby

Keisha - posted on 04/25/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi,my baby is 1 year old and she still breasfeeds she never took a bottle and i have tried everything from different cups to all kinds of bottles and nipples she eats but not as much as she should because everytime she turns around she just wants my breast,i was thinking of drying up my milk but i dont know if that would stop her from wanting the breast seeing that she doesn't drink any other form of milk,please help

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Mary - posted on 04/25/2016

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Hi Keisha!
I would first like to say awesome job doing it for that long! Breastfeeding is hard work. lol
She will always want your breast because that is what she knows. I know alot of babies that self wean around this age, but more do not. She is too young to starve herself because of having to eat from something else so don't worry, that wont happen. She will take in what she needs as she needs it. If you are done, then be done and stop. I know it might not seem easy, but the choice is up to you. At her age she is taking in alot of proper nutrition with solids, so she will continue to eat and be healthy (as you started with breastfeeding her).It will be a bit of a learning (and maybe tantrum) curve for the both of you, but alot of times "ripping of the band-aide" is what needs done. I hope that helps!

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