I have a 5 year old who won't get off the breast. He can't stop. How do I stop him. I get chastised by dad, mother in law mostly - no one else seems to care. Any ideas.

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Kaitlin - posted on 04/26/2012

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Well said Catalina.
You are the parent. It's hard to break a strong habit, but raising a kid IS hard. If he's five, I would do cold turkey.

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Sarah - posted on 04/26/2012

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Just don't give it to him and tell him no. It's not his decision to make, it's yours and if you continue to offer it to him, he'll take it.

Catalina - posted on 04/26/2012

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First of all, do you want him to stop? You have to make sure you're comfortable with it or you'll end up resenting your husband and MIL.



How many times a day does your son nurse?



Have you tried simply saying no followed by distraction, for example "no boob honey, let's go to the park!"



Good luck!

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