Becky - posted on 02/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am looking for suggestions in weaning my 1 yr old. He has never taken a bottle (refused since day 1) and is now drinking whole milk from a sippy cup during the day. We've gotten into a bad habit of nursing before naps & bedtime. :S He does go down, when really tired, for someone else (without breast feeding) after 15 or so minutes of crying it out. But with me he just cries & cries.
I am wanting to wean him because: 1) hopefully break the bad habit, 2) it's uncomfortable for me with his 3 teeth, 3) get him to sleep through the night without needing a snack (which is something he was doing for about 2 months until last month - when the teeth really started irritating him).
I don't really like letting him cry it out because I'm afraid that he'll wake his brother in the next room and sometimes he will get so upset & awake that he doesn't go back to sleep.
thank you for your suggestions