getting desprate please help

Julie - posted on 07/19/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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ok my son is 16 months and I want to wean him but I don't know how and I can't stand letting him stand and howl for half an hour or more when I tell him no. my first son started to wean him self at this point so I don't know how to actually wean a baby. someone please help

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Ann - posted on 07/22/2013

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My SIL started giving breast milk in a bottle/sippy cup so they still know it's familiar and then start adding milk to it, so do like 1/4 of the bottle milk, the rest breast milk, then 1/2 then 3/4 then all of it milk. She said it took a while but eventually they got it :) Just try and do it gradually though so you don't cause stress towards yourself & your son, do it over a couple of weeks/month and you should be well on your way :)

Julie - posted on 07/22/2013

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I can't pump for some reason I never get any milk even if i'm fully engorged. I go out all the time and leave him for hours on end with his father and he's fine drinking his homo milk from his sippy he only demands nurses when i'm around when i'm not he doesn't care he'll drink milk and water

Felicia - posted on 07/21/2013

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Sounds like a comfort thing if you were doing self weaning the typical time to self wean is between 2-4 weaning is always difficult for kids my best advice would be to pump and see if he will take it from a sippy cup during the day? that way hed be less dependent on you.

Julie - posted on 07/21/2013

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well the frustrating part is there is no routine to the nursing except the night time. i'm not trying to fully wean him yet I just want to kinda awake wean him so he only nurses for naps and at bed time some days he does it all on his own some days he wants to nurse the whole day (and I mean he would stay attached all day if I let him)

Felicia - posted on 07/20/2013

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I just read last night that it is best to cut out one feeding per month its best to do it gradually so you dont cause the child to be distressed and distress on u eg engorgement mastitis etc babies dont only nurse for food its comforting and a bonding time as well.

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