Breastfeeding

Amber - posted on 07/26/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My 1-year-old son won't give up on breastfeeding! I have tried and tried and he just wont give up. I've tried to change to cows milk but he still wants breastmilk. How do I break him away from the boobs?

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I want my boobs back

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Michelle - posted on 07/26/2015

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If you give in to him now he will only get worse as a toddler. He will know that if he has a tantrum or screams he will eventually get what he wants.
You need to find another way to soothe him. It could be just rubbing his back until he falls asleep again or something else may work. It will be trial and error until you find what works for both of you.

Amber - posted on 07/26/2015

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the only time he really "wants" it is in the middle of the night and when he wakes from naps. i feel like a bad guy

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Dejah_clarke - posted on 07/29/2015

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Don't! ur boobs stay desirable if u keep on 😊😅I wish I had kept on lol but teeth were painful

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/27/2015

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I felt the same way when my daughter was 15 months. I cut her off cold turkey. It was terrible for myself and her. We both cried a lot. I totally feel your pain. You want your body back. So did I. Cold turkey, lots of love, cuddles and hugs. There is no easy way about it. Looking back, I wish I never did that.

Michelle - posted on 07/26/2015

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Don't give in when he wants them. Keep offering the bottle/sippy cup (whatever you are wanting to use). It's a power struggle and if you keep giving in then he will continue to have tantrums for the boob.

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