Rita - posted on 03/12/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Please help . . . my baby has recently turned a 1-year-old, yayy!!! He never accepted a bottle; therefore, I solely breastfed him for one year. Now I'd like to wean him completely from breastfeeding (a year is all I want to breastfeed). With my 1st born it was easier being that he accepted a bottle (with pumped breast milk) aside from being breastfed. The transition was easier with bedtime as I was able to substitute water in the bottle vs milk and now with my 2nd born he is not willing to accept a bottle at anytime (totally resistant). He will drink from a sippy cup or straw cup (sometimes & only for a little during the day) and when it's time for bed (nap or for the evening) he's just not interested. Breastfeeding mothers, please share some input and ideas on methods you've tried that worked for you in weaning your babies from breastfeeding (especially when faced with the challenge of baby not being interested in a bottle/sippy cup at bedtime). Thanking you so much in advance.