cant wean

Amanda - posted on 03/19/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 19 months old and she wont drink milk or juice just water and b.m anyone have any suggestions. i really want to wean her before she is two. i never planned to this long.

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Shannon - posted on 03/19/2011

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First of all, way to go for nursing so long!!!



My daughter is 13 months and only nurses in the morning(as of today), tonight was the first night drinking whole milk instead of bm before bed. Towards the end of her first year, she only nursed in the morning and then got a bottle of expressed bm before bed. I work a few nights a week so obviously I wasn't able to nurse her on those nights and pump instead. My milk supply has decreased so it take me 3 times a day to pump out enough for her to drink. I couldn't stand pumping that much anymore. So I decided to start putting some whole milk in with the bm and slowly decreasing the amount of bm and increasing the amount of whole milk. Tonight was the first night she drank about 4oz of just whole milk (not as much as if it were breastmilk, but that's ok). I will continue to nurse her a little longer for the morning and then wean her from that eventually. Not sure if your daughter drinks bm from a bottle or a cup, but hope this helps.

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Shannon - posted on 03/19/2011

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The morning has been the only time that she actually asks to nurse anyway, so I figured ill continue that for a little while longer. Like Lori said, there are such great benefits from extended nursing and that's why I won't be cutting out the morning one for a little while. Hope things go well

Lori - posted on 03/19/2011

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I didn't plan on nursing more than 12 months when I got started either, but my DD was not ready to wean when she turned 1. I ended up nursing her until 23 months. We slowly cut back on nursings, replacing one nursing session with a snack or other food/drink. Now that I've read more about the benefits of extended nursing I'm so glad I continued until she was almost 2. Other than her age is there a reason you want/need to wean her?

My daughter didn't like cows milk much at first, but I started giving her expressed milk in a sippy which got her used to drinking from a sippy. Then I was able to introduce cows milk as a "new" food. Is there a meal where she does better with new foods? My DD did best with new foods at lunch. Not as well at dinner or breakfast time.

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