weaning off breast feeding?

Tiffany - posted on 04/16/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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hello everyone my name is tiffany and i have a 12 1/2 month old daughter named Angela we call her angie for short. I am going to be 22 in june and i stay at home with her for now till i decide to go back to work. I breastfeed my daughter without using bottles or formula. I am starting the weaning process but finding it a lot harder than i thought. She drinks juice and water from a sippy and drinks from my cups but she still seems to want to nurse it puts her to sleep so whenever she is feeling tired or going down for a nap she insist on nursing. she'll cry and point to my chest and wont take milk from a cup i did try a bottle but she didnt like that either i dont want to switch to a bottle anyways. Any advise for me on how to wean her off?

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Tiffany, it's not easy. My son was the same way except he refused anything from a sippy. How many feds are you down to just 2???? What I did was I just slowly took a feed away at a time. Like your daughter my son loved to nurse to sleep, so that one was very hard to break, and you feel bad as mother. It took me a month to a month in a half to totally ween him. I would slowly make her take it out of a sippy, if she refuse, then wait 10 mins, and try again, just keep trying. My son would refuse and drink nothing , when I would take a feed away, and then wait for the next feed, he was stubborn. She'll eventually take to it, just keep trying that sippy. At night I made sure he was well feed with his baby food and make him cry himself to sleep. I knew he wasn't hungry, he just wanted to nurse to get to sleep. It very hard, but he did fine, and transitioned very well, after our routine was set. He also had and still has a pacifer, so if she takes one, that would be something for her to suck on, to maybe make it a little easier. Good luck

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Tiffany, it's not easy. My son was the same way except he refused anything from a sippy. How many feds are you down to just 2???? What I did was I just slowly took a feed away at a time. Like your daughter my son loved to nurse to sleep, so that one was very hard to break, and you feel bad as mother. It took me a month to a month in a half to totally ween him. I would slowly make her take it out of a sippy, if she refuse, then wait 10 mins, and try again, just keep trying. My son would refuse and drink nothing , when I would take a feed away, and then wait for the next feed, he was stubborn. She'll eventually take to it, just keep trying that sippy. At night I made sure he was well feed with his baby food and make him cry himself to sleep. I knew he wasn't hungry, he just wanted to nurse to get to sleep. It very hard, but he did fine, and transitioned very well, after our routine was set. He also had and still has a pacifer, so if she takes one, that would be something for her to suck on, to maybe make it a little easier. Good luck

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