how to wean your baby?

Holli - posted on 09/28/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter is almost nine months, we introduced her to baby food at six months and she also eats teething cookies and such, but I am also breastfeeding. She has always refused a bottle, but does ok with a sippy cup or even a normal cup of water if I hold it for her. She has one tooth and is currently growing another, and biting me so hard! I'm thinking about weaning soon and have no idea how to go about it. She only breastfeeds one or twice a day, but seems to need it more for comfort and sometimes its the only way to get her to sleep, so im hesitant but just thought id see what its all about. Any information or advice would be appreciated, thanks!


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/28/2011




My daughter was the same way as yours. Would not take a bottle even if it was breast milk. I ended up BFing until she was 15 months. It would help her take a nap, and go to sleep at night. It is difficult to ween when they are not ready. But really it is when you are ready to. If you really are ready to stop, take one BF schedualed feeding nap time....and get her used to not having that and falling to sleep without the comfort of a boobie. If that goes well, do it for a week or longer, then take out the next feeding etc. make sure she is getting alternate calcium and protein, such as ygurts and cheeses. It is hard to ween. There may be a lot of tears on both ends. Don't feel like you HAVE to stop if she is teething. When she bites, take her off the boob and tell her "no biting, that hurts momma" and put her down. Tears may start flowing and tantrums may follow. They will associate biting the boob when feeding to be a bad thing. Good luck.

Connie - posted on 09/28/2011




I breastfeed all of my girls...i started feeding hot cereal like malto meal or cream of wheat at night and gave them a cup, it helped to keep them full. if she is already only eating once or twice a day then it shouldnt be too hard. she will be upset with you and will try to make you give in but as long as you stand your ground she will adjust quickly. make sure you offer her plenty to drink during the day and try reading or rocking or singing or rubbing her back for comfort. she will cry but it wont last long. good luck and God bless

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