I need suggestions on WEANING!

Syrina - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a nearly one year old who won't drink a bottle at sleep times. She will only takes small sips of Homo milk during the day from her sippy cup and transition bottle. She is down to only nursing at sleep times but will not fall sleep without nursing.

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DeMarla - posted on 01/14/2009

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I understand what you going though, I have a 18 month old who never took the bottle at all, and I'm trying to stop nursing also. The best abvice I can give is just hang in there.

Evelyn - posted on 01/14/2009

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I weaned at 19 months and it only took a few nights. I think he was getting ready to quit on his own anyway, but I changed up his bedtime routine so he wouldn't think about nursing. We read an extra story before lights out, I gave him a new stuffed animal to sleep with, we took a longer bath than usual, and one night my husband put him to bed. But you shouldn't worry about weaning if you're not ready. Every kid eventually stops nursing on their own.

Jonellyn - posted on 01/13/2009

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I nursed for 18 months b/c I had a similiar situation. ember nursing gives comfort which leads to sleep, at the end I had to have surgery so I had to stop I used a nude colored tank a nd a nude colored bandu and just told her no more boobies the milk was gone she'd pull on the nude tank just to find the bandu which was really tight and then took the milk from the bottle and i snuggled super close to her. it worked after a few days and a few tears it worked. ( u can also use an ace bandage)

Kristi - posted on 01/13/2009

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We are weaning right now at 16 months. He started only nursing before bed and nap and unfortunately sometimes in the middle of the night. My husband puts him to bed and then i just rub his back to get him back to sleep. It has been a week and there is tons of progress.

Lindy - posted on 01/13/2009

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We had to have my husband put my son to bed the first nights we went without nursing. That way it wasn't an option. Good luck.

Mandy - posted on 01/12/2009

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Unless your feeling like its time to quit nursing i dont see a problem, my daughter weaned herself at fourteen months and never had a bottle. She is four now and has never drank regular milk. My son just turned two today and is still nursing. I can tell that we are just about done now. I dont even have a let down and he only does it before bedtime at night. If you think its time to quit then you might just have to tell her there isnt anymore milk and just let her cry it out for about a week. She will eventually give up and take a sippy. My son and daughter both take a sippy of water to bed with them.

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