Melissa - posted on 01/08/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
Im weaning my 5 month old off breast feeding I was tld to drop the feed between morning and lunch time first then the afternoon one. If she doesnt take the bottle then she suffers til lunch. Im managing this but I dont know how my milk is supposed to dry up when she is just refusing or taking tiny bit of the bottle and then drinking twice as much at the next beast feed how do I determine how long to wait for the lunch feed so shedoesnt think I am giving in and letting her have a breast feed? I will be taking the arvo feed out and changing to bottle also tomorrow so it seems like she will just be drinking twice the amount at breastf eeding time to make up for the bottle she is refusing.
Also she normally breastf eeds to sleep so she is taking an hour or more to cry herself to sleep I let her cry on my shoulder now. Because she normally has a mid morning breast feed then big sleep til lunch time. now she misses that morning feed because of refusing the bottle. Any advice. Must be fully weaned by 4 weeks time...