Need advise or simalar stories,thoughts,ideas and such....

Meagan - posted on 01/19/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Nursing baby to sleep, sleeping with baby and nursing all day for comfort or otherwise is anyone else doin the same and planning on weaning or have to wean due to whatever reason? or has to wean before they planed?
As well how often during the day are ya'all nursing? My Baby girl Annabelle (9mths) really only wants to nurse when its nap/bedtime and drinks juice or water throughtout the day in her sippy cup.

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Amy - posted on 01/21/2011

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We never did cereal because usually it causes babies constipation. She was getting one thing of stage two twice a day but only after she was bf. We have started giving her finger foods like the puffers or cherios to snack on in between, and when we eat dinner I just started giving her stuff that is mushable or I use the food processor to chop up some for her so she starts getting used to the textures. We're gradually doing it now because once she's a year old I no longer plan on pumping at work so she'll only be bf when I'm home.

Meagan - posted on 01/21/2011

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To Amy- I was just wondering so your 10mth old you said that before 1yrs old solids are just for fun so is she just strictly on the boob?or is baby cereal in there?

Aislinn - posted on 01/19/2011

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I've seen several posts on here about moms having trouble weaning and getting their kiddos to sleep.

My son is only 2-months-old so we aren't worried about weaning any time soon, but I do nurse him as part of our bedtime routine (starting when we read our story and followed by songs after he's laid down in his crib) and I think he would have a very, VERY hard time falling asleep without that. During the day he naps with me in our recliner either while still at the breast or right after nursing. I know I need to start working on laying him down but it's working for us right now.

Amy - posted on 01/19/2011

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My daughter is 10 months and she understands no, at least when I say no she stops to look at me before going back to what she was doing. My daughter has bitten me a handful of times, usually as she starts dozing off and her latch isn't as good. Though lately she has gotten me during the initial latch because her mouth isn't fully opened so I just try to tease her till she opens completely.
I work full time, I'm not sure how many bottles she takes during the day but when I'm home she usually nurses about 5 times during the day and wakes twice at night. She doesn't get juice and I'm hoping she never will that's all my son drinks and we get a lecture all the time from the dentist.
As far as weening I don't see it happening anytime soon. Although once she turns one I will stop pumping at work or only pump once a day as opposed to the twice a day now. My daughter sleeps in her crib and does not need to be nursed to bed at night, but does nurse for her naps. We don't have a well established food scheduled since I really feel before one solids are just for fun. Though if we're eating it and it's mushable I let her have some. With her older brother when I returned to work I didn't purchase a pump for money reasons (if I only knew how much formula was going to cost) he only nursed till about 5 months when he grew impatient and frustrated with my lack of supply and we switched solely to formula.

Meagan - posted on 01/19/2011

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I wanted to mention to Annabelle has started to -I think accidently biting me when she latches -OUCH!! and I was wondering if this has happen to anyone? she is only 9mths and I do say "no ouchie that hurts" but really how much does she really understand?

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