I am working on weining Kyra off the breast, any suggestions on how to do this a little easier?

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Lisa - posted on 11/16/2009

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How old is she? My son was eating solid foods and drinking from a sippy when I weaned him. Basically, he was nursed 3-5 times a day. Once in the morning, 1-3 times throughout the day and right before bedtime. I tried cold turkey. Don't do that. Ever. It HURTS. And it's bad for both of you.

So I started with the night feedings. Took them away, replaced it with a new routine, bathtime, cuddle time, etc. At first he hated it, but then he got used to it. And it got better within a week. Next was the mid-day feedings. Eventually he was only getting booby right when he woke up and after about 2, 2 1/2 weeks of just in the morning nursing, I took that away too. And he fought me a tiny bit the first couple of days but then he got over it and he's been booby free since! Hope this helps, I thought I was never going to get him weaned and I was hurting when he nursed because he had 8 teeth!

Claire - posted on 11/16/2009

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Gradually substitute 1 feeding with milk or formula instead of breastfeeding and eventually she will be weened off.

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Dixie - posted on 11/18/2009

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personally cut cold turkey is the best...I was trying for months to wean my son from me...he was drinking from a cup during the day and at night wanted me...(or a bottle)...so finally at about 16months...i just stopped him completely...there is no other way...the first night he cried on and off for a couple of hrs...the 2nd night for like 30mins and after that nothing....

Mary - posted on 11/16/2009

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It depends on how much she likes the bottle. My daughter personally hated the bottle.. but then my cousins daughters would have rather had the bottle than the breast. What I had to do was have my mom give her a bottle when she was hungry because if I was holding her all she wanted was my milk because she could smell it. After three days she evetually gave up and took a bottle from me.

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