Stop breastfeeding my 13month

Jeanjazz_07delf - posted on 10/25/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 13 month will not take milk in any way. He never took a bottle and trying to get him off breastfeeding it has not been very difficult almost impossible.
He only sleeps on my breast and it has become very difficult for me to go anywhere. Now that he is a toddler he won't stop moving and when I don't breastfeed him, he becomes so cranky and fuzzy etc. He eats solids,but very little and still wakes up more than once at night and if he takes 1 hour nap in the day I'm more than lucky he sleeps very little.
Have read so much ..any advice from somebody that has gone through this will help!
I feel I'm doing things wron😢

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Katherine - posted on 10/27/2015

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Hey , my daughter now 3 yr old never took bottle and believe you me she was such a light sleeper still is . I nursed her till she was about 17 months old and felt like its never going to stop. but she did. You are not going wrong . sometimes we over-analyze. Deep down you do know whats the best for your child . Even doctors rely on mothers instinct.I understand that its very very hectic and you eventually end up giving in when they r tired and cranky. He will pick up on solids soon don't worry . I was giving puree foods to my lo till almost 18 months . She switched to our meals completely only when she was two. so they do get there just at their own pace. I brought a rocker for her and one that was convertible to a toddler chair too,that helped in putting her down for naps. I dropped one nursing session per week . If he seems to fight that just forget about it and try after a month or so . I gave up the most difficult feeds first like the evening and the morning ones . But doctors recommend giving up the easier ones first. whichever suits you dear. If you are dropping an evening feed then take him for a stroll and then feed him some solids when he is enjoying himself with the outward distractions . Make sure he is tired trust me they sleep so quickly when they r tired. Introduce him too musical toys and books if already not done .i realized that you cannot force feed a toddler there stomach is the size of their fist so a tiny bowl leaves them full to the brim. If you still feel he is not full offer some healthy snack like fruits after 2 hrs of their meals. Meals times are so happy with a story . I alternate between books and Cartoon series . The tv goes off the moment meal is over so she is dancing around the house talking about what she watched . There is a tu ti tu series which is simple and sweet and holds their attention. you can find it on you tube or i could send u a link . My lo started sleeping through the night when she was about 15 months old and then gave up again at 16 months ..(would get up twice at night ) and then started again at 18 months and has slept through night ever since then . I started feeding her dinner about 2 hrs before bedtime and also give a small snack meal just before bedtime . Which is usually oatmeal or oatmeal and banana with milk . so she is full and she sleeps through the night . My lo was also nursed to sleep, when i stopped doing it gradually of course the night time meal kept her full and i would give a small soft sipper with water Please only WATER in her hand while rocking her to sleep. Soon she left it on her own . They are small only for a little while so trust me this phase is going to end soon. Try to finish your household chores when he is awake so you have some m"me" time when he sleeps for that 1 yr . Hope this helps you dear 

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Jeanjazz_07delf - posted on 10/27/2015

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Thank you so much Katherine !!!
I'm so grateful for your advice!!! So helpful

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