19 month old still nursing... How do I stop this??

User - posted on 07/11/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I love my Henry and the bond we have through him nursing, but he's 19 months old with a mouth full of teeth! I'm tired of him pulling on my shirt saying "pitty peeeeese!" while in a public place. I mean I'm all about nursing anywhere... just not a big boy like my Henry. I know the bottom line to getting to stop nursing is to just stop giving it to him, but I need advice ladies! It's so hard to tell him no. Especially when he screams and throws a tantrum. I don't know what to do, but I want him off. I'm going to start working soon and I think that'll either help get him off of me... or do the opposite and just make him want me more. Help!! Please.

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Celeste - posted on 07/12/2012

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It sounds like he needs some nursing manners. My boys weren't allowed to tug on my shirt. Honestly, I didn't treat nursing any different when they threw a tantrum.

I'd try nursing manners and setting limits and see how you feel. After I set limits with my boys, I felt better with continuing. Nursing a toddler while working shouldn't be an issue because you can nurse while together.
http://kellymom.com/ages/older-infant/nu...

Now, if you WANT to wean because you're just done, then I'd cut back slowly. I'll share what I did to cut them back, but I'm sure you can do the same if you want to wean all together.
-Distractions. I'd try to keep their minds off of nursing by keeping them busy.
-Shorten sessions-I'd say "OK, when I get to 10, nah nahs are all done!" It took a few times but after awhile they got the idea.
-Try offering a snack or another drink when he wants to nurse


Here's some more ideas:
http://kellymom.com/pregnancy/bf-preg/14...

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