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Any suggestions for weening?

Posted by AdellaBedella (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 28, 03 at 23:43

I found out last week that I am pregnant with Baby #3. My youngest child is 11 months and still breastfeeding. Is there a good way to stop? The desire is mine not his. I tried giving him a sippy several times and he won't take it. I told DH that I'm leaving him home alone with DS this weekend for a few hours. I'm not sure how much that will help. This isn't my first child, but my other child was easier to deal with since he was in daycare and he had to take a bottle or sippy. Also, I was able to gradually cut out his feedings just by not showing up. Now that I'm a SAHM, my second DS has almost constant access. It's driving me crazy. Also, it's really hard to get enough vitam,ins when pregnant. I don't want the added burden on my body. Anyway, if anyone has suggestions, I would appreciate them.


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RE: Any suggestions for weening?

Some babies just do not like the taste of the breastmilk with the change in mom's system. Others find Mom is now making less milk, and they just lose interest during the pregnancy. Good luck.


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RE: Any suggestions for weening?

Adella,
Congrats!!

Susie


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RE: Any suggestions for weening?

Have you tried to give him a cup at meal times and then only nurse before bed and nap? It gives him the comfort of Mom at bedtime and nap, but not just when he wants a drink.
Then after you have that established you can ease him away from nursing before naps then lastly bedtime.
This worked for me with my last baby guy.
Congratulations on your new babe!
Kris


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RE: Any suggestions for weening?

You can also pump your breast milk and put in a sippy cup, so he can still have breast milk but in a cup. Then, do the cuddle feed at nap/bed time? Also, invite a friend of his over that takes the sippy and let that child show him what he can do "all by himself"...sometimes they want to top him and solve a problem at the same time. Best wishes.


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